"Meister Eckhart was besought by his good friends, 'Give us something
to remember, since you are going to leave us.'
He said, 'I will give you a rule, which is the keystone of all that
I have ever said, which comprises all truth that can be spoken of
'It often happens that what seems trivial to us is greater in God's
sight than what looms large in our eyes. Therefore we should accept
all things equally from God, not ever looking and wondering which is
greater, or higher, or better...
'It often happens that people spurn the least, and thus they prevent
themselves from getting the most in the least, which is wrong.
God is in all modes, and equal in all modes, for him who can take
'Some people want to find God as He shines before them, or as
He tastes to them. They find the light and the taste, but they do not
find God. A scripture declares that God shines in the darkness, where
we sometimes least recognize Him. Where God shines least for us
is often where He shines the most. Therefore we should accept God
equally in all ways and in all things."