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I believe the "I" refers to one's own mind/consciousness
Originally posted by LordBucket
How can I claim posession of my mind, my consciousness when it is very likely that the "I" that is writing this response is also perceived as in union with larger and other sets?
Does the grain of sand "possess" itself? Is it not also part of the beach?
There is likely a unified "human" consciousness, just as there is likely a unified "male" consciousness, a unified "living thing on earth" consciousness, and any of an infinity of other groupings that possess identity and consciousness of their own, of which I am part.
But the "I" that is perceiving me as a union of the heart, mind and body of one individual is not privy to the perception of "me" perceived by those other consciousnesses.
So is "my" consciousness really "mine?"