Project Athena - Day 284 (Shadows)

Beware of the Dark Side

I wonder if certain paths to self-awareness don’t just lead to narcissism or arrogance? Even the great masters, real or fictional, all had to confront their dark sides at some point in their "careers." I've experienced self-awareness through self-indulgence as just another strategy for avoiding the deepest emotions and the result is inner fragmentation and derailment from the soul's true agenda.

Yes, run! Yes, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.
— Yoda