Regrets

By Joe Martino via huffingtonpost.com   Article

The Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying

“A palliative nurse recorded the most common regrets of the dying and put her findings into a book called “The Top Five Regrets of The Dying.” It’s not surprising to see what made the list as they are all things that touch each of our lives as we struggle to pay attention to and make time for things that we truly love. …

One thing on regret before we get to the list. It’s important to remember that whatever stage we are at in life, there is no need for regret. The process of regret is one that provides nothing but suffering for ourselves as we begin to allow the past to dictate how we should feel now. Instead, we can use the past as a reference point to understand what adjustments we would like to make moving forward. …

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. …

2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. …

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. …

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. …

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier. …

Source:
The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

 

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