Meister Eckhart - Selected writings - There is something in the soul closely akin to God
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
As I have often said, there is something in the soul so closely akin to God that it is already one with Him and need never be united to him. It is unique and has nothing in common with anything else. It has no significance whatsoever – none! Anything created is nothing, but that Something is apart from and strange to all creation. If one were wholly this, he would be both uncreated and unlike any creature. If any corporeal thing or anything fragile were included in that unity, it too would be like the essence of that unity. If I should find myself in this essence, even for a moment, I should regard my earthly self hood as of no more importance than a manure worm.