Wouldn't it be sweet if we could stay in the light forever, and never experience pain or fear? But then... what would we be? Who would we be? We'd be like sedated zombies. Our darkness it what shapes who we are. We might hate it and resent the shit we've been through, but it's what makes us human beings capable of so much depth. Our darkness makes us empathetic, connected to one another, and eventually allows us that beautiful reward that is wisdom. When I feel my journey is calling me to dive deeper into my shadows, I know I will come out on the other side a kinder, humbler, and more loving version of myself. If the time to upgrade to the latest version of you is a quiet whisper in your heart... let this robe be a sign that the time to dive deep into your dark is something you can handle just where you are in this moment.