Listening to Eckhart Tolle reminded me of this oft quoted verse of the Bible. The presumption in most of the minds that quote it is that there was darkness before God created the light. Even Eckhart falls into this trap even though as a spiritual teacher he should know that form and the formless cannot exist without each other. They are a dichotomy, two sides of the same coin. So, the question remains, what existed before darkness and light? – God.