From SFI Forum “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.”

“The reflections we publish today is born of an Australian nurse named Bronnie Ware, I spend working in palliative care where patients attending terminals were leaving from there and began their final journey beyond this earthly world several years.

Our protagonist wrote a blog called “Inspiration and Chai” which had their experiences with these people, which was so successful that encouraged him to write a book called “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.”

What tells Bronnie is that at this stage of his life, people are filled with great mental clarity, which makes them release a special wisdom, so he decided to learn from these people, starting to establish emotional and intense conversations with them. “When asked about the regrets they had or anything they would do differently,” he says, “similarities and common themes emerged again and again.”

The top 5 regrets that these people had in their last hours before dying were:

1. I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected.

This point was most widespread among all. The vision of unfulfilled dreams was something that came as the head repeatedly. “When people realize that their life is almost over and look back, it is easy to see how many dreams were not met. The vast majority of people had not met even half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to the elections that had taken or not. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until it disappears. “

2. I wish I had worked so hard.

Normally this thought came from male patients, who lost their children’s childhood and the company of your partner. Women also spoke of this, but as most were from an older generation to the present, many of these women had not been the breadwinner and had had more time with loved ones.

3. I wish I had the courage to express my feelings.

Many people express their feelings repressed in order to maintain harmonious relations and so they settled for a mediocre life and never got to become what they were truly capable of becoming. This caused them to virtually all psychosomatic diseases related to bitterness and resentment.

4. I wish I had kept more contact with my friends.

Everyone misses their friends when they are dying. Many were so immersed in their own lives that they had neglected great friends through the years and it was in those moments when they tried to locate them to enjoy themselves and leave.

5. I would be letting me happier.

This last point was also widespread among all patients. It is at the end of his life when many of them realize that happiness is a choice. Stay in their comfort zones in them it stalled in both family and old patterns, emotional and physical habits. Fear of change caused them to deceive themselves and pretend to others that were happy with their life when in his innermost being longed for the laughter and silliness back to their lives again. “

I honestly believe that these lines today can mark a before and after in the flow of our existence … We are in time to choose our path, it is never too late to be happy, to to get what we deserve … do not you think?

I would love to contestants to these 2 questions to finish:

What you regret so far?
What will you do to change it now and you leave this world?”

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