"What we have most in common with the creation and other people is otherness: the mysterious otherness of the deep mind, the mysterious otherness of other people, and the mysterious otherness of creation. It is through otherness that we share the common center of the circle that is everywhere. This otherness calls forth from us a reverence, a humility and respect, an awe before our selves, one another, and the creation that turns our gaze away from the comparisons of difference and finally relinquishes even the seductive metaphors of differance. Our most profound commonality with our selves, with each other, with the creation, is not effected by what we can know, but by what we cannot know. Our communion is engagement with the mystery of otherness, our own, that of other people, the creation as a whole of which we are a part, and the mysterious Other beyond all knowing. In Christian terms, this otherness is the commonality between God, neighbor, and self, the self-outpouring perichoresis of the Trinity."