So it appears there are two ways to follow this: first, as a monk (or monkess, I suppose?), where one renounces the normal pursuits of human life, spending one's time meditating and having a very simple, fairly unengaged life.
The second is "the joyful participation" route, in which we have our lives—fall in love, have children, work, play, experience ambition, fear, death, loss, war, peace, sickness and old age, beauty, ugliness, cities, nature, well, you get it—all the opposites—with the understanding that we learn, we experience the Sacred by going through our lives with our eyes open, unafraid to acknowledge the effects of our own choices, and finally learning to have compassion on everyone ... including ourselves.
I've always been of the opinion that the second would be the most difficult path, as it's easy to fall into any one of the myriad opportunities to "lose" oneself. On the other hand, that seems the only real way to experience life, or God, if you will, in its entirety.
Cartoon from: http://baloo-baloosnon-politicalcartoonblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/zen-cartoon.html