It's imperative to learn to love our shadow side. Only when we learn to love the darker aspects of ourselves will we have the courage to really shine our light. Living in a dualistic world the contrast is what allows us to see clear. Physical vs spiritual, dark vs light, and love vs fear. We must have both to know the opposite and to have a choice. That's what life is about, making choices and sometimes the only difference between good and bad is our judgment. Awareness is the key.