“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you.”— Eckhart Tolle
If we want to be good, we’re inferring that we only have a dark side. However, we have a good side and a dark side. It is better to accept the dark side because it will always be a part of us. No one is perfect. We have made mistakes but also we have done good things. We need both the good and dark side to keep us balanced. We need to use both sides not just one or the other. Some may say our aggression comes from our dark side. Or, those impulses that we feel we need to keep under wraps. Every behavior if it were in a certain context can be justified. However, we each have filters or a set of criteria to weigh on the choice of what behaviors we will do next.