My name's Mathew, it's a spelling error, a mistake that worked out better than anything I could have planed. I go by Mat, it's common and unique all at the same time. I'd say that fits me pretty well.
I have a passion for creative movement arts (Dancing, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Capoeria, Stage Combat) and any creative expression related to freedom of movement. I adore the crafting of stories and weaving of words (writing, acting, role-play). I'm a geek, a gamer and an open minded liberal. I'm into historical swordplay/fencing. I read a lot, mostly Fantasy or Sci-fi and enjoy writing in those genera as well. I adore felines and have been described as a bit catlike myself for traits like my insatiable curiosity. I am not afraid to ask questions and am honest to a fault. I've practiced transcendental meditation for most of my life, spent a great deal of time exploring philosophy (both eastern and western) and am fascinated with the way the mind works and the study of thought and perception (Epistemology, psychology, logic, Vedic Science). I'm very interested in holistic healing modalities and how the mind, body and spirit work in harmony.
My spiritual beliefs are a personal eclectic mix: integrating several different faiths, philosophies and outlooks, drawing on what speaks to me as truth from each. Overall it's probably closer to a lot of Eastern thought than it is to any of the Abrahamic religions. I'm rather open-minded and don't expect anyone else to believe the same as I do. Two of my best friends are an Atheist and a Protestant, I am standing in their wedding come this May, clearly sharing the same Faith is not a prerequisite for love.
I am a hopeless romantic and have lived a full enough life to suffer my fair share of heartbreak. I'd like to think it's helped me grow into a caring, understanding and patient lover, willing to put in the time and effort to make things work.