codyrickett

October 9, 2015

Blog #39: Addicted to Suffering

Much of the coverage in the mainstream media reminds me of my past relationship with alcohol.
October 6, 2015

Blog #38: Which Direction Home?

I'm up in Georgia again. I say "up" because Georgia is north of my hometown of Tampa, Florida.
October 2, 2015

Blog #37: Searching for Jesus in Jerusalem

Five years ago I went to Jerusalem with my cousin, who was attending a medical marijuana conference there.
September 29, 2015

Blog #36: Pushing the Limits

A couple interesting things happened this weekend.
September 25, 2015

Blog #35: Granny

Recognizing the perfection of cause and effect, I now reflect upon the history and condition of my dying, maternal grandmother, whose path is inextricably intertwined with my own.
September 22, 2015

Blog #34: Space Cadet Extraordinaire

I'm not spaced out. I'm spaced in.
September 18, 2015

Blog #33: Turtle Power

Turtles. Have you been close to one?
September 14, 2015

Blog #32: Confessions of an Apple Thrower

One time during my college days at Florida State, I was hanging out with a couple friends at their apartment, and like so many other students in the nearby vicinity, we were drinking heavily.
September 11, 2015

Blog #31: The Land of Plenty

Earlier I ate with a friend at a buffet in the Hard Rock Casino.
September 7, 2015

Blog #30: Ecstatic Rage and Nonviolence

"All emotion is the power of love." That's one of my favorite Yogani nuggets.
September 4, 2015

Blog #29: The Pursuit of Money

In Oliver Stone's classic film Wall Street, the infamous character Gordon Gekko proclaims...
September 1, 2015

Blog #28: Pain, Pleasure, and Transcendence

This week the U.S. Open tennis tournament started.
August 27, 2015

Blog #27: Making Amends

Making amends is one of the touchiest topics in the domain of recovery.
August 25, 2015

Blog #26: Cleverness

In the novel Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, the young protagonist Siddhartha encounters the older Buddha and immediately begins to question the validity of the master's teachings...
August 20, 2015

Blog #25: Principles

I don't sink my teeth much into dogmatic beliefs, but I still find it useful and worthwhile to refer to some guiding principles from time to time.
August 17, 2015

Blog #24: Akasha – Inner Space

The manifest universe is a dream in the mind of God.
August 14, 2015

Blog #23: Air

Today I was meditating with two dear friends under a beachside pavilion, and the sensation of the ocean breeze mingled with my inner scenery as I easily favored the mantra.
August 11, 2015

Blog #22: Earth

It's where we live. It's a big ball of matter. It's the solid ground upon which we stand as we spin on an axis and orbit around the Sun.
August 7, 2015

Blog #21: Fire!

It burns, it rages, it illuminates—it's fire!
August 3, 2015

Blog #20: Deep Water

It's been raining torrentially and flooding the streets.
July 30, 2015

Blog #19: Laughter

Have you ever laughed so hard that your stomach hurt from the contractions in your diaphragm?
July 27, 2015

Blog #18: Personal Will Power

So, you want to obey the will of God?
July 23, 2015

Blog #17: Joy and Sadness

Joy and Sadness are the names of two pivotal characters in Pixar's new stellar film Inside Out.
July 20, 2015

Blog #16: Relapse

I'm going to get straight to the point. Here we go.
July 16, 2015

Blog #15: The Relationship of Ego, Witness, and Self

There is a little voice in my mind. A narrator, a commentator, a wordsmith who at times seems to take on a life of his own.
July 14, 2015

Blog #14: Symbols, The American South, and Encounters with the Divine Feminine

I was swimming in the wild and scenic Chattooga River, which runs along the border of Georgia and South Carolina, and I saw something beautiful.
July 10, 2015

Blog #13: Crazy Wisdom and Considering the Source

One time I was hanging out with my dad, and he said: "Son, I think you need to follow your instincts a little more."
July 6, 2015

Blog #12: Busted! My Trouble With The Law

Yesterday I was cruising up to Georgia, when in my rear view mirror, I saw the all-too familiar flashing lights of a police car on my tail. I pulled over, and he gave me a speeding ticket.
July 2, 2015

Blog #11: Music, Originality, and the Creative Process

Last night I watched a documentary on the music that comes from the legendary studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
June 30, 2015

Blog #10: Reel Me Back In

May these words come alive a little. In this one I write about Mother Nature, and the benefits of grounding.