I Ate Some Sweet Peas and Found the Fundamental Truth of the Universe

In January 2018, I went on a 10-day silent meditation retreat and experienced oneness with the universe for the first time. It was a surreal embodied experience of the self dissolving and becoming a united whole with the surroundings. In that moment, I was convinced that there is some fundamental truth in our unity that we can’t see or touch from our normal consciousness, but is there nevertheless.

After obtaining this insight, it didn’t take much effort to convince myself, a meat lover, to turn into a…