Isness

Meister Eckhart

When I dwelt in the ground,
in the bottom, in the stream, and
in the source of the Godhead,

No one asked me where I was going or
what I was doing.

Back in the womb from which I came,
I had no God
and merely was myself.

And when I return
to God and to the core, the soil, the ground, the stream and the source of the Godhead,
No one asks me where I am coming from
or where have I been.

For no one misses me
in the place
where God ceases to become.

Now the moment I flowed out from the Creator
all creatures stood up and shouted:
“Behold, here is God!”

They were correct.
For you ask me: Who is God? What is God?
I reply: Isness,
Isness is God.

Where there is Isness, there God is.
Creation is the giving of isness from God.
And that is why
God becomes
where any creature expresses God.

Meister Eckhart