Tides of March

I knowed it, I knowed it, as my baby girl used to say. I get slightly manic towards the end of February – as a former resident of Iceland, this heralds the return of more hours of sunlight – and I over-committed myself to a zillion things for March. The likelihood of starting today slightly harried and breathless – HIGH! Urgh.

But then I reflected back on the message from Eiri Jones, church leader at the Borough Welsh Chapel. Yesterday was St. David’s Day, and if you’re Welsh, or a friend of someone Welsh (like me!), it’s a pretty fun celebration involving lots of glorious Welsh songs, food and good company. I am NOT a church-going person, but Eiri makes her messages relevant, both on a personal and a global level, which makes me listen. Her message yesterday was about simplifying, going deeper into our lives, and making the ordinary extra-ordinary.

So this morning at 9.30am, I did the never-before-done-unthinkable and actually looked at my list of things to do and decided to un-commit myself. I have lived most of my adult life engulfed by lists, mostly as a coping mechanism (more on that later!). But in my road to recovery and whole-heartedness, I’ve decided that I have to listen to the silence of ‘not doing’, to figure out how I feel. Time to strip away the extraneous crap and really get down with who I am and what I want. 

“Truly being authentic is knowing what matters to you, on the deepest level of who you are, and committing always to act from that authentic centre.”
Richie Norton

Blogging has opened up a whole new world for me. I have already had one interesting offer which has got me zinging today. 

Read the start of my journey here. And if you say “Sorry!” a lot, read fellow blogger Suzie’s post Sorry, I’m Not Sorry.

4 thoughts on “Tides of March

  1. jmurphynd says:

    I am doing the same thing at the moment….sitting, waiting, relaxing, allowing things to happen instead of pushing. But it is so uncomfortable for me!!!! I trust that my deep inner knowing is going to rise up (at some point?!) and I’ll be working for a better place. But until then..,..it’s tough!!!

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    • Petal&Mortar says:

      It felt so good to be able to say, “I can’t do this right now”. It’s not never, just not-right-now. And I had a fantastic day and got on with all the things I REALLY want to focus on right now. You will find what moves you, maybe try some courses in between? Xo

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  2. kayni says:

    Whoa…you moved from Iceland! I love that place and I’m hoping to go back again.

    I’m new to your blog. I have a to-do list but I’ve been procrastinating. I think that is different from un-committing?

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    • Petal and Mortar says:

      Look at your to-do list, break it down into Urgent & important, not urgent but important, urgent but not important and not urgent or important in any way. Once you’ve got that, do something nice for yourself when you complete each chunk. My reward is normally reading! Happy Doing.

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