There wouldn't be light without darkness.
Nature's balance arises from the most pure form of contrast. Balance, may then be seen as perfect understanding of what "is" and what is needed. And this perfect understanding may be then seen as right action as right action may be seen as Balance.
Trying to escape darkness will be as difficult as escaping life itself as darkness is a natural and unescapable part of life. Fighting against it just created pain and desperation. Acceptance is needed to move forward, understanding and learning it's true meaning is paramount.
So understand and learn from light and darkness. Then you'll be truly aligned with life.
Life will be much easier and everything will flow effortlessly.