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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Through meditation I also learned mindfulness and being very present with the people. It was my biggest lesson: And she also made me promise, before she died, that I would or a life true to myself.

I can remember the details and the stories well. I think meditation really helped me stay calm.

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Hopefully, as it is harder now to lose track of friends. What else do you think might be specifically generational, in the regrets that you observed people having?

Take time to reflect, you have done more than you can remember and are doing better than you think you are. When did you start to notice patterns in what your patients were telling you? Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. I want no regrets. Life is long if you know how to use it. I ended up burning out. I was suicidally depressed. 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.


It had a very profound effect on me. My prayer is to be like your grandfather. He did not regret, in any visible way, the coming end to his days.

I was often the unofficial mediator in the family, and I think meditation is the key to my success in that role. I just have to look after me and love me.

Thank you for the inspiration to do so. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. Own less, live more, and create space for the things you love.

Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying – Mindful

When we reach the end of our lives, we ought to be able to look back knowing we offered all our talents and energy to better the world around us—not that we foolishly wasted them. There was no fear in his demeanor.

This is not a surface love just for show, but one that includes his heart, his mind, and his soul. I understand you have a meditation practice. Certainly within the first year. There was an error submitting your subscription.

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

I wish I lie on death bed with no regrets. Dyinv rarely are we offered the alternative. In your book, the person who really encapsulated that first regret was Grace. Simply put, I have made a lot of mistakes, hurt people and myself, and did not plan well for the future.

I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. I was seeing it first hand. He pastored the same rergets in South Dakota for 53 years and the items in his office always stayed the same: Ware writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives, and how we might learn from their wisdom.

I wish I’d had the courage to live awre life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. The dying people who were expressing regrets to me already had their own judgment.


The world needs more of these.

Death always involves letting go of the world. His love for my grandmother is still so great he speaks freely of his desire to join her in death. Rarely are we provided with an example of a man or woman who faces death with few regrets. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives.

My grandfather has made peace with others, peace with death, and peace with God. Great reminder of what warre is all about and where we should place or priorities!

A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. Years later, I still think about that conversation. 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. Nobody has shaped my view of work more than him. This is the type of love that allows us to reach the end of our lives with confidence and few regrets.

And among the top, from men in particular, is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. Every year, we rely heavily on people like you—our readers—to accomplish this work. How long were you in personal care work?