Book – The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Life is an amazing journey and each day I am inspired by different things. Whether they be – observing the changes in nature, conversations with friends or just sitting on my couch – life truly is a gift. I came across this book and felt compelled to share it.

Many people die with regrets and the book – The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing (written by Bronnie Ware) talks about the top five regrets of the dying. Over the years, I have been guilty of saying “if only…”, however what I realise is life happens now and we truly can make the changes here in this moment. I realise this can be challenging and it takes courage, however we can change and knowing that is a gift in itself.

The top five regrets from the book were –

  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 didn’t work 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.

As you read these, were there any thoughts that went through your head?

Can you relate to any of them?

If so, are you going to make any changes in your life. If so, what are they?

Over to You…

Remember, we cannot choose everything that happens in our life (e.g. our environment, genetics), however we can choose our RESPONSE to situations and events.

Now you have read this information, what are you going to choose? If you would like to read about the difference between responding to a situation and reacting to a situation – click here.

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Reference –

Ware, B. (2011). The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing. Sydney, Australia: Hay House.


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