Romans 8:13 New International Version (NIV)
13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
When we accept everything we find within ourselves, then we can begin to know what needs to be crucified and what can be embraced. Accepting ourselves and acknowledging the things about ourselves will give them decreased power of us. Do not avoid. When you accept yourself, you gain power over the things that need to be eliminated. It weakens them. You get stronger.