Excerpt About Contact
The Touching of Unique Personal BeingnessThe personal contact then is as actual, as concrete, as immediate as physical contact. In such contact one is touching the other's Being with one's own Being. The substance of one's unique personal beingness touches the substance of the other’s unique personal beingness. It is touching of each other without the presence of ego boundaries, and without the loss of one's unique individuation of Being. One is present, as oneself, as one's unique individuation. One is not being anything from the past, so one is totally unique. One is personal. One is present as an individuality of Being, a unique human being. And contact is this Presence being with another Presence.