Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying. Bronnie Ware: What I learned working in palliative care and how meditation saved me. By Mindful. After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found. A palliative care nurse has revealed the most common regrets from her patients. In her book “Top 5 Regrets of the Dying”, Bronnie Ware says.

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I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

tthe Every year, we rely heavily on people like you—our readers—to accomplish this work. He rarely pursued them out of selfish gain. As a small, dedicated non-profit, Mindful reached over 5 million people online inbringing compassion and connection into the hearts, homes, and communities of our readers.

There was no fear in his demeanor. In hindsight I think I would have changed the title. Rarely are we provided with an example of a man or woman who faces death with few regrets.

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Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

My book has inspired them to reconnect with friends, to write to their friends and tell them they love them. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. And the sooner we learn how to do it, the sooner we prepare ourselves for that day.


My grandfather has made peace with others, peace with death, and peace with God. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of brnonie work existence.

There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. My prayer is to be like your grandfather. But rarely are we offered the alternative. This is the type of love that allows us to reach the end of our lives with confidence and few regrets.

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I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. Years later, I still think about that conversation. Nobody has shaped my view of work more than him. I was often the unofficial mediator in the family, and I think meditation is the key to my success in that role.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. His love for my grandmother is still so great he speaks freely of his bronniee to join her in death.

It just taught me to celebrate my vulnerability and my humanness, and to realize how much was not about me. The world needs more of these. You managed to get quite close to her. The dying people who were expressing regrets to me already had their own judgment. This is not a surface love just for show, but one that includes his heart, his mind, and his soul. Even though I cannot erase the mistakes of poor and wrong decisions in the past, I will do my best to make peace with GOD and my fellow man.


Yes, it taught me not to judge. I had a lot of requests from people to write a memoir of my own, so I was able to merge them together. Inspiring others to live more by owning less. But being specifically requested to meet him in his office on a designated day at a designated time was new.

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And let me tell you, there are few things in life more inspirational than peering into the eyes of a man bgonnie does not fear his own death. Compassion really allowed me to have compassion for myself and for other people. Can you tell me what that experience was like and what you learned from it?

Own less, live more, and create space for the things you love. I knew that no matter how hard it would be to stay true to my own path—and it does take courage to do that—nothing could be as painful as lying on your deathbed with that regret.