What do you think the #1 regret shared by the dying is?
I wish I had a bigger house. (Nope.)
I wish I had a faster car. (Not even close.)
I would have liked to have had more money. (Um…No.)
I wish I had bigger boobs, less wrinkles, and a butt that was so perky it reached the sky. (Where do you live anyway? L.A.?? You are totally out of the ballpark!)
OK, how about: I wish I hadn’t inhaled in college. (For real? You are on another planet now.)
Obviously you are clueless, so I’ll just come right out and tell you. The number one regret of the dying is this:
I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
A nurse recorded the last thoughts of men and women on their deathbed, or close to it. Here’s what she had to say about the regret above:
“This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.”**
Geez. Sorta puts things in perspective doesn’t it?
The other four regrets are no less powerful, but this one captures them all, I think.
From My Heart to Yours,
* Live without regret through aligning with who you truly are and living it. Learn how in an Inner Authority Alignment Session
** Here’s the rest of the article: The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying