mindful monday.

fiona monks

My tattoo has three questions from the Buddha on it.

I am thinking of those questions today, as we end 2012.

How well did you love?

How fully did you live?

How deeply did you let go?

And to those three, I would add this one: Did you make a difference?

The short version of my answers, this year:

I loved well, without judgment.

I lived fully, most days.

I let go deeply, practicing engaged detachment.

I made a difference to my family.

Tomorrow, the two questions I ask myself every New Year’s Day.


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[image by Fiona Monks]


  1. Wishing you and yours the very best in 2013!

  2. I think of those three questions every single day. Every single day. xoxo

  3. about the detachment: in alanon the phrase is “detach with love”

  4. Wow Patti, you are so humble.
    You made a HUGE, AWESOME difference in the lives of many, many folks, especially this P137 pilgrim. Thank you for sharing how you live fully, love well and deeply let go….and importantly, how to make a difference. Love to you.