In what way can the student fit himself for greater service to humanity? Usually his first need is to acquire or improve balance between the various functions. It may be that he is overweighted on the side of feelings and psychic sensitivity, and underweighted on the side of caution, practicality, worldly wisdom, and personal hardness. He ought in that case to develop the qualities which he lacks. This he can do during meditation by logically pondering upon them and by making them specific themes for his creative imagination. He can also deliberately seek opportunities to express them in practical day-to-day living. The task is a hard one and certainly not a pleasant one, but it is necessary if he wants to render real service of a tangible nature and not merely indulge in vivid fantasy about it.
-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 8: The Quest and Social Responsibility > # 128