knowing oneself

To know oneself is not only to be aware of what we do but to become aware what is unconscious to us, of what we don’t know. (…) Since Freud „knowing oneself“ means to know ourselves inasmuch as we are aware of ourselves and inasmuch as we are unaware of ourselves, that is to say to bring to the light the largest sector of our own psychic life―namely that sector which operates separated from our normal conscious thinking, that sector that comes on to the stage at night when we dream or in psychosis when we hallucinate. ― (1991d [1974]: Therapeutic Aspects of Psychoanalysis, in: E. Fromm, The Art of Listening, New York (The Continuum Publishing Corporation) 1994, pp. 170f.)