While almost all aspects of Taoism still remains a mystery to me, I have been able to draw my own interpretations so far.
Dr Jordan Peterson puts it well when he draws the distinction between order and chaos. The white in this symbol is representative of order and the black of chaos.
There is a black dot where the white is filled out and the same goes for the white dot in the black area. This shows how life can be extremely orderly, but there is always that slight chance that things could turn completely upside down and into chaos.
The same goes for chaos. Your life could be completely chaotic and somehow you just find order.
Instead of stumbling through these paradigms of chaos and order blindly, we can choose to walk along the line in the middle. It’s where chaos and order work in a harmony with one another.