Answer: Do not be afraid of any desires and do not try to rebel against them. There is no need to fight with them. This is all quixotic. The only thing you should do is draw the upper Light: it created these desires and it is intended to correct, direct, and use them.
We neither reduce nor increase desires. We do not pressure ourselves. We do not develop the property of bestowal, love, and unity on purpose, as it is not our competence. We only have to draw the upper Light so that it does the work.
It is a big mistake to think that we can change ourselves by ourselves. We only confuse ourselves this way.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/13/18