Most Heartfulness practitioners lead normal family lives, raising children and going to work. They are not extreme, in the sense that they don’t go into the material world so much that their spiritual world suffers, and they don’t go into the spiritual world so much that their material existence suffers.
Heartfulness advocates a balanced existence: balance within, balance in the surroundings, balance in the society. We want to excel in all aspects of life. We may not be able to directly change the balance in our surroundings or in the society, however, hopefully one day many individuals will create the critical egregore needed to accelerate a shift in human consciousness, one heart at a time.