Definitions

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  • noun I-hood.

Etymologies

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From I +‎ -ness. Compare earlier I-hood; later me-ness.

Examples

  • The connection comes from the "I-ness" in me that is the same as the "I-ness" in you and when you identify that in someone who is suffering and you can diminish that, it's a lovely human response, right?

    Christal Smith: Doctor's Daily Blog On Sudan Brings Country's Struggles Home

  • The connection comes from the "I-ness" in me that is the same as the "I-ness" in you and when you identify that in someone who is suffering and you can diminish that, it's a lovely human response, right?

    Christal Smith: Doctor's Daily Blog On Sudan Brings Country's Struggles Home

  • That potentiality apart, the evolution of 'I-ness' is historically more important than the technological evolution of mankind.

    Philosophy of Self-awareness

  • At those decisive moments of transcendence, we feel like possessed of some oracular divinity, I-ness of our beings tends to loom like a silver streak as if the subdued consciousness of our beings is out to see the light of wisdom and to say yes to our self's potential.

    Philosophy of Self-awareness

  • He says that through the practice of yoga, our intelligence grows, and our "I-ness", our ego contracts, and we are devoted to, and in communion with, the Divine.

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  • (Sane Society) Through the evolution of developed society and civilization from 'We-ness' to 'I-ness' extends over the spiritualisation process of feeling being in oneness with oneself or a feeling a sense of being revealed to onself - without the development of societal state, that could happen in remote possibility.

    Philosophy of Self-awareness

  • In the former, the subjective identification/attachment (or I-ness) remains but is submerged (as an unconscious subject); in the later, the subjective identification is dissolved, turning the unconscious subject into a conscious object, which can then be integrated (transcend and include, not dissociate and repress).

    Subpersonalities -- An Integral Theoretical Model

  • Vedanta states that there is a common Self or common consciousness in all, urging us to forego the sense of individuality or possession, “I-ness”, or “my-ness” and identify ourselves with a self-existent, self-luminous Essence, seeing the Self in ourselves and in all beings.

    The Sivananda Companion To Meditation

  • The ego is the sense of “I-ness” or “my-ness”, which manifests as selfishness and a feeling of separation from the world.

    The Sivananda Companion To Meditation

  • His 'I-ness' was so supreme that he mistook his own convictions for the truths of the Most High -- a common mistake among reformers!

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, August, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

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