The evil we reveal inside us by virtue of studying Kabbalah helps us to build good above it. However, we do not plan on correcting the actual evil.
I reveal its highest peaks and lowest pits inside me, sometimes higher and sometimes lower. That is how I outline the boundaries of evil inside of me. So what should I now do with that evil?
I shouldn’t do anything to it! Just complement it with good along the same but opposite trajectory, as it is written, "Love will cover all sins"!
I do not cancel the evil because otherwise I will not have anything upon which to build good. Therefore, I do not erase the evil, but above it, I build good of the same exact form.
To do this I have to attain my evil in all its depth and manifestations. The Light that comes to me illuminates the deepest layers of egoism, showing me who I am and submerging me to the very bottom.
However, from the place where I find myself, I must always aspire to grow upwards—to be grateful for the revelation of evil inside me, and to use all of its forms to build good.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/2/11, “The Wisdom of Kabbalah and Philosophy”