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(2): Us-ness

Us-ness is the way you define, understand, and conceive of your own body. Who am I, really? Why am I here? What does it mean to live as a self inside of a body? We can only begin to answer these questions in, and by, and through our relationship with the other.

I do not exist, and cannot know myself (my us-ness), as an isolated individual (hence us-ness and not me-ness).

I only know the boundary that contains my us-ness by the constructed boundaries I – and we – create around otherness.



About Samantha Curley

Hi! My name is Samantha Curley. I live in Pasadena, California where I run a non-profit organization called Level Ground (onlevelground.org). I like to ponder, ask questions, and share stories about life, art, and faith.



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