Practicing a conscious Ramadan

By Nadia Cassim   Consciousness, also known by the terms enlightenment and awareness, according to Eckhart Tolle (one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers at the moment) can be achieved through Presence¹. According to Tolle, Presence is “still and alert attention in human beings’ perceptions”². By practicing Presence a human being can “sense the divine…

Ramadan for the Working Woman

By Nadia Cassim Ramadan in Arabic is derived from the word Ramida¹ which means to ‘be hot’ and was initially observed during one of the hot months in the desert region of Saudi Arabia. On this bitterly cold winter’s day in Johannesburg however, nothing can be further from the primary experience as the holy month…