In the beginning was the Word,
a being waiting to be realized.
The primordial state:
a reaching back to the being
behind the ‘phenomenal’ character of the mere happening.
Total unity with the “I am”,
the ground of being,
that results from an attitude of complete surrender.
That which is
waiting to be realized. 1
- Ratzinger, Cardinal Joseph. (1969) Introduction to Christianity. p226