I am learning sikhi. I was born into sikhism, but I fell out of it over the years (partly because I never learned anything, even though I tried hard to follow Guru's word). Now I am trying very hard to learn and become a true sikh. However, I have been having a lot of trouble lately on how one should live daily. I have read and understand that sikhs must wake up at amritvela and do ishnaan and read the baanis. I also understand that we must live by pursuing truth and treating all humanity with respect. The problem I have is that, in our modern world, we have many aspects that take up our time: Work, Play, Television, Music. Is it alright to participate in such activities as delights of our existence or is this being attached to Maya? Can we enjoy the company of friends and family or is this emotional attachment? I know that Guru Nanak Ji said that we must not become renunciants and live lives of hermits. So what is the balance of living as a Sikh in the modern world? I read about people who do this and that complying with the Sikh way. Are people who do not do such activities any less Sikh? Or is sticking to the core of Sikhism, the love for God, regardless of whether we wake up at amritvela or not most important?