When I stood in my original source, I had no God, and I was the origin of my own self.
There, I willed and desired nothing, because I was pure being and self knowing, pure enjoyment of the truth.
There I willed my self and nothing else; what I willed, I was, and what I was, I willed, and I stood empty of God and all created things.
Meister Eckhart (1260 - 1328)
from: The Poor Man