Matthew Frederick | Seattle Writer/Blogger

Inspirational Perspective on Life, Love, and Self Mastery

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Love, Creative Disciplines, Support, and Perfection

Do Your Friends and Family Encourage You in the Pursuit of Your Passions / Talents?

There was a time when this bothered me – the fact that some of my closest family and friends didn’t read or acknowledge my work, comment on or acknowledge my art, or check out my acoustic guitar stuff on YouTube


I’ll be honest, I was a little bummed that post after post to my blog, nearly every sketch I shared on Instagram, or music to YouTube – there was feedback, for sure…just not from the people I was closest to…and I wanted their opinions.


I truly wanted them to read my work or check out my newly discovered ability to draw. I suppose it mostly stemmed from wanting them to be proud of me and my work. Perhaps it would inspire them, as well. 

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Focus on Self-Mastery to Creatively Communicate your Art.

Photo by John Te

Can the result of a creative endeavor be significantly impacted based on the  surroundings of the creative? I ask this because I often question if I am receiving the energy of others nearby and inadvertently crossing our waves.

I do feel most at ease when I write in silence – alone.

Writers, artists, painters, dancers, sculptors, musicians, and so on have this to some degree. In fact, I believe even those who aren’t creating within the physical realm have this. We are all creative by nature. We are gifted these flesh-covered transportation systems with the same tools in the trunk.

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Deceived From Pole to Pole – A Bipolar Production

cropped-landscape-with-water-free-license-cc01-314x2241.jpgOne of the most fundamental principles of human existence is self-exploration as a means to self-mastery.

You and I have this, to some degree, on a daily basis. Through all the random encounters, the relationships, the conflict resolutions, and the wicked curves that life tends to throw.

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Politics and party hats

Photo Courtesy of Emily Tjaden

I thought I’d start the day by jumping in on the political opinion-party. I see all of you sporting those smooth party hats as you post your thoughts on Facebook — while you may or may not know, I am a party hat collector and self-assigned critic.


I cannot sit in silence any longer – give me one of those sweet party hats.

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The Genetically Engineered Human Organism

flowersGreetings, my friend. I hope this post finds you feeling well and your cosmic vibrations are resonating at a high level. I hope your creative energy is being spent in a way that gives you a sense of purpose and pride.

As humans, we are directly connected to our environment. By connected, I am referring to a dependence upon the vitamins and minerals it produces naturally. In turn, the environment is dependent upon us to consume its resources. We come from the same process of creation and all of it, our physical shells and the consumption we require, are all connected. Consumption includes everything from the air we breathe to the food we consume.

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Character Differences and Religious Beliefs Should Not Divide Us.

You and I are connected in ways beyond our comprehension.

Beautifully mysterious, isn’t it?

You and I are working together subconsciously — all the time.

What that work is, I can’t say for sure but, I do know we have a common purpose.

I wish I could explain it. It would make things easier, wouldn’t it? But, as you and I both know — we aren’t meant to fully understand it. Not yet…

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How often do you check-in with yourself?

Hey, how are you feeling today?

How many times have you been asked this question? If you’re like most people when you encounter this quick, passing-by, hello to a colleague or friend, this is the default conversation we’re all familiar with:

“Hey! Good morning! How are you?”
“Hey! I’m good, how are you?”
“Not too bad, thanks!”
“That’s great…Well, have a good day!”
“Hey, thanks — you too!”

Heard that exchange before? Yeah, me too.

Of course, the dialogue may differ slightly depending on who you’re talking to but the overall theme is the same. It’s a quick exchange of information that really doesn’t hold much substance but, we do it to acknowledge each other’s presence.

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The Power of Choice and Sacrifice.

butterfly9:57 PM on October 29th, 2015.

I finished eating a grilled cheese sandwich about 20 minutes ago.

I rinse off my plate, put my kitchen to bed and walk to my living room. The fire is still glowing. The one lamp in the corner of the room is still on; I prefer that lamp over the main light because it gives the room a nice feel. It’s soft light but gives enough light to move around without bruising up my chins.
It’s quiet. I feel calm. I am no longer hungry. I stop and check-in with myself:

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Genius and creativity

What is 1+2? 

 is the value of 1? 

 is the value of 2? 

 we take the value of 1 and add it to the value of 2, what is the outcome? 

Given what we have learned throughout our lives, the value we get is 3. Now, my question is this – Do you accept this?

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Revisit the pride

A decision was made last night to put priorities first within the writing checklist. The 30-day blog challenge is a priority but, I have a few others that take precedence over it. So, with that, I thought I’d try something different for day 14.

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