The Still Hinge
The outward and the inward man are as different as earth and heaven.
The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.
At the centre, where no-one abides, there this light is quenched… for this Ground is the impartible stillness, motionless in itself, and by this Immobility all things are moved.
To one who knows naught It is clearly revealed.
Meister Eckhart (1260-c1328)