In psychology, there's a concept referred to as the "dark self". It's the part of humanity that people don't really like; envy, vanity, greed, selfishness, aggression, evil, bad thoughts, hopelessness, etc.
It often drives people to do horrible things; like sniping people, shooting up the workplace or school, and other things I won't go into details over.
I find that the people who snap generally have been pushed to the edge by family, co-workers, and/or peers, coupled with repression of those dark feelings.
So, is ignoring the dark self and focusing only on rainbows, sparkles, and butterflies really going to lead to ascenscion? I'd think more could be learned and experienced by acknowledging the whole self, not just the nice part. It's a balanced approached which has worked for many people for thousands of years.
Just curious to see what ISers think about the one-sidedness of this love & light concept.