A life wisely lived is a lot, easy or not. "The life of a monk isn't easy," the SRF monk Bhavananda (1932-2010) once said to me - You may think life as a monk or nun is easy-breezy, but perhaps it is not, for example if you are a virile person and your superiors are demanding and of the wrong sort.
One third of all the monastics in the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) Church decided to leave between 2000 and 2005, in part with signs of fear and mental troubles in tragic stories on the SRF Walrus, a former, online discussion forum. The monastics had been lorded over for years. [◦:SRF Walrus Backup site till into 2006]