The dark secret is buried in pride, but it's not what you think. Pride's nothing more than a tantrum.
Sure, pride elevates you and sets you apart.
But pride also keeps you alone.
Do you like being universally alone, forever? Enjoy the sense of isolation from the rest of the universe? Bored to death yet, as your quite possibly brilliant mind turns into a sterile echo-chamber?
Well, you can stop it at any moment. It's completely up to you. And herein lies the dark secret.
Simply break your pride.
Grovel with all your heart before the universe.
It's only excruciating for the first few moments as the shell breaks… Then, you are filled with warmth and glorious light.
And you are once again as big and full as the universe.
Seriously, it's worth it.