To understand oneself profoundly, one needs balance. Neither renunciation nor acquiescence.
As you are externally aware, so also you can be inwardly aware of your thoughts and feelings, of your motives and urges, of your prejudices, envies, greed and pride…This outward and inward awareness is a unitary process which brings about a total integration of human understanding.
Are you aware of the significance of every thought, of every reaction that you happen to have?
You are the centre of that world. That is the world you live in. Now how will you change the world? By changing yourself.
Self-knowledge is not a thing to be bought in books, but it is awareness, from moment to moment.