Matthew Frederick | Seattle Writer/Blogger

Inspirational Perspective on Life, Love, and Self Mastery

Tag: life

You Are an Essential Ingredient to Existence

Get outside and allow the sounds
to move the hairs in your inner ear – with no judgment or reasoning

Have you ever stood in the rain and felt sincere gratitude that you’re able to experience that specific moment? Feeling the droplets of water crash into your skin?


How about sitting quietly outside – focusing on nothing but the sounds of the nearby birds? Not in a way that attempts to figure out the meaning behind their endless chirping but – in a way to simply allow the sounds into your mind. Be present and experience the sense of hearing as nature sings?

If you have never done this – I encourage you to. Do it today.

With that said –

I do not meditate.

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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 Ultimate Reality – You Are the Entire Cosmos

I am 36 years old.
The Earth has completed 36 rotations around the sun during my physical existence. The ultimate carnival ride, right?


As a child, I was continually exposed to Christianity. It started early. If my memory serves me well, I’d say it began at the age of 5 or 6.

On Sundays, my family and I would attend church services. My brother and I attended “Sunday School” at the church before the sermon. I guess the reason for this was to mold our young, innocent minds?
Sunday School was strange. I recall feeling

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Create Time for All of Your Passions – Not Just One.



Music is Everywhere

I started drawing recently. (The picture to the right is a drawing I did last week) I’ve always enjoyed sketching random things during idle moments or while chatting on the phone. But, the last couple of weeks has been more involved than that. In fact, this is the first time I have sat down to write in 5 days.

During this 5 day stretch, I did a lot of thinking while the pencil (and erasers) danced across the paper. Moments of inner-chemical warfare. Moments of pure bliss. Moments of feeling like I am merely creating a new version of resistance. Moments of embracing this newly found talent and running with it. Moments of wondering how I could balance music, writing, and drawing to where I can maintain full focus on all of them simultaneously — and this is where I am tonight.

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The Self Creature

I am getting a late start on today’s post. Not a problem though because I have a lot on my mind. Today was a good day. 

I woke up like a cat. Awake and alert within 3 seconds. I don’t know if that has ever happened to me before but, I have to say, it felt incredible. If you’ve never experienced this – I hope one day you do. 

I wish I knew how it happened so I could duplicate it and eventually make it a daily routine.

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The Flight of Truth

Welcome to day 3 of the super, excellent, magnificent extravaganzapalooza spectacular festivities.
This is a mushroom

This  is a mushroom

“Good evening LADIES and gentlemen. My name is MFrederick and uhhh…I’ll be your Captain-Pilot-Driver this evening. If you look to your left, you’ll notice uhhh…something that is on the left side of your body and in the same room as you. The mind is clear tonight, but we may face usual turbulence around 8:30 uhhh…as we make our way to runway 500, we ask that you please get out of your seats and clog up the hilariously small isle with all your over-sized carry-on luggage. Thank you.”

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My500Words Pin Placement

Good morning, my friends.

I am starting a 31-day exercise today. This exercise is something I already do every day but, not with the precise tracking and accountability as this one. The goal of this 31-day exercise is to write, at least, 500 words every day for a month. Allowable content consists of blog postings, fiction/nonfiction work, or basically anything that isn’t email.

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Hello – I Am Your Biggest Fan

pencil sigHello, my friends. So, here’s the deal – I’ve had this blog up for a few days. I’ve spent hours messing with everything (messing up everything too) and it occurred to me, I may need some assistance with the features. So – here I am.

My name is Matthew. I am a writer. I’ve approached writing in many ways over the years – but the one thing that has remained constant is my love for words and the craft.

I write short stories, slowly working my way into the world of freelance writing and I have a novel under construction. (Nearly complete with first draft)

The post below is the test post. Thanks for your time and thanks for reading.


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