Accompanying any human gift, talent or strength, there is always an associated weakness, the other side of the coin …so to speak. Without the “bad”, there would be no “good”. Without “difficult”, there would be no “easy”. Without “darkness”, there would be no “light”.
Too much sunshine, creates a desert and without the occasional thunderstorm… the majority of vegetation will not survive. Everything on this planets (including us, the human species) lives, survive and prosper in energy cycles. Plants and - to a lesser extend - animals and mammals, are also “governed” by the seasonal cycles of spring, summer, autumn and winter. As humans we are “govern” by our biorhythms, inner energy cycles that follow a similar “seasonal” pattern, when compared with all of creation's rhythmic-seasonal cycles.
Thus - in essence - balance implies opposites working together in harmony and synchronicity to establish symbiotic energy cycles that can sustain equilibrium in our lives. Placing us in the “driver seat” of our lives once again, which - as a matter of fact - should also be in balance… a balance between being in the driver seat and being a passenger that allow someone else to drive… momentarily!
WOW! What a mouthful… but simply put, it merely implies that we have the unhealthy tendency to accept, emphasize and value only our strengths (i.e. the positive) and reject, ignore, suppress or even deny our weaknesses (i.e. the negative). However, to actually grow as a person and obtain what we really desire from life, we must not only capitalize on our strengths, but also face, confront and manage our weaknesses in order to manage our “beingness” effectively and productively.
Something to Ponder.
REMEMBER… One man's freedom fighter, is another man's terrorist. Mainly depending on the context of the situation and perspectives maintained by those involved.
It isn't our strengths nor our weaknesses in itself that either determine our success or our failures in our life's… but how well we are able to ESTABLISH, MANAGE and SUSTAIN a healthy BALANCE between the extremes of our strengths and weaknesses (i.e. our inner duality's), that is appropriate for the context in which we find ourselves at that particular moment.
When our strengths and weaknesses are managed well and serve us in a balanced manner, our self-determination increase, we acquire self-worth, more confidence and we are able to respond to the confrontations and challenges of the external world, which is an important characteristic of an Oryx-inclination. However, the opposite is equally true. When our strengths and weaknesses aren't in balance. We become anxious, frustrated, experience helplessness and our self-worth and confidence is “drained away” by plenty of fears. We then merely react to the confrontations and challenges of the external world in an “ignorant” manner and live our life merely as a helpless, confused and frustrated Wild Horse.