Posts tagged religion
Ramadan Reflection | On Practice + Wrapping Up the Month

These past two weeks of Ramadan, I have finally started to meditate regularly for the first time in my life. Nothing too major, just 10 minutes every single morning immediately after waking up. I think I used to have this bizarre fallacy that as soon as I started meditating, I would achieve immediate enlightenment, feel full to the brim with glowing pulsing light and float through the rest of the day like a shimmery goddess on a cloud.

That is not exactly what happened.

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Ramadan Reflection | Breaking Patterns and Finding the Spiritual in Food + Time

Breakfast time.
Lunch hour.
Dinner on the table. 

These are all moments of each day that are engrained in us like clockwork. At first I thought that perhaps one of the biggest time-related challenges in moving to Tangier would be changing my dinner time from 6ish to 9ish, but little did I know what Ramadan had in store for me. 

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Mlouwza (Moroccan Almond Cookies) + Eid Kbir

If you happened to be out in the streets of Tangier anytime on Monday, you would be greeted not-so-pleasantly by trashcan bonfires, men covered in soot and dried blood carrying machetes, ram horns and hooves strewn along the gutters, and pained bleats from remaining sheep. This is not the apocalypse, this is Eid Kbir, also known as Eid al-Adha.

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