The time has arrived for us to finally understand and simply chisel it into us: To the degree that there is evil, so there is good, and to the degree that there is good, so there is evil. We must respect and value both of them, accept them with gratitude and kiss the rod that strikes us and those who hate us. We only need to know how to balance our states and always yearn for a direction of greater balance, for connection with the Creator.
Someone who doesn’t understand this principle is in one line. These are the ones who live in our world where everyone is attracted to the good and flees and hides from the bad. And in the life of the Kabbalists is to accept evil as good, as a compulsory component, and relate to both of them as coming from the Creator. And we only need to balance them so that both the good and the evil will be completely equivalent for us.
A person is obliged to be thankful and to bless the evil like the good because he understands that they both only come to raise him to a higher spiritual level. And there is no other reason for the existence of evil, but only to make it possible for the creature to exist. For if there were only good, we could not discern it, for good is the Creator. In order to feel Him, I must first be composed of an opposite nature, of the force that is opposite to Him, that is, evil.
And then, between my evil and His good, I assemble a point that is called the point of adhesion. And that is how we reach the balanced state. And balance is achieved precisely in the connection between us.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/27/13, Shamati #72 “Confidence Is the Clothing for the Light”