"Know thyself" This ancient dictum is one that has always stuck to me. But what does that mean? It seems so simple. When you describe yourself, you usually think of your good qualities, that which makes you a good person. But, do you consider your dark side? Did you ever think about what your shadow consists of? In the end, it is a part of you just as your myriad positive qualities.
The darkness and the light. Chaos and Order. Harmony and discord. You need to find your balance. And you do that by incorporating your shadow into your true self.