Our language encourages the distinction between body and “I.”
We have no single word that allows us to say, “I-body.” At the most
we might say “my body” in much the same way we might refer to
“my car,” implying that one’s body is property but certainly not self.
Our language supports the notion that our body is an object:
something that happens to me, rather that the “me that is happening.”
- (Kepner, 1987: 7)