I am aware of the world around me. I see sights. I hear sounds. I feel textures. I taste flavors. I smell scents.
Awareness is... awareness of the world dancing around me.
I am aware of myself. I recognize my state of mind. I see my fear. I hear my frustration. I feel my body. I taste ecstasy. I smell opportunity.
Awareness is... awareness of me.
I am aware of experiences called me, you, and the world. I am formless. I am the light of lights. Engaging as the world is playing out the love-making between form and formless.
Neither formlessness, nor form. Neither both, nor neither. In words, always a contradiction.
Anoop Kumar, MD, MM is board certified in Emergency Medicine and holds a Master’s degree in Management with a focus in Health Leadership. He practices in the Washington, DC metro area, where he also leads meditation gatherings for clinicians. He is the author of the book Michelangelo’s Medicine: How redefining the human body will transform health and healthcare. Follow him @DrAnoopKumar.