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Tips From the Dying - Greatest Inspirational Quotes Newsletter
September 09, 2012
This is Joe from The Greatest Inspirational Quotes. Thank you for subscribing to the INSPIRATIONS Newsletter. Once again I received lots of positive emails from last months issue and I look forward to sharing and connecting with all of you over the following months.
If you've been to the website lately I'm sure you noticed that things are changing. I've been working to improve the Greatest-Inspirational-Quotes.com The site has a new look and will be getting more user friendly features over the next few weeks. I'll keep you posted.
This month: stay focused and be present. There's always a lot going on and many things will be fighting for your attention. Remember, take a minute to breath and recognize that everything is ok right now. The future is uncertain and the past is over. Don't dwell on past failures - learn from them. Your life is unfolding moment by moment, so decide what's important and give that your attention.
1. Stress Relief - Wisdom - More Energy - Less Struggle
FREE Online Event: Learn To Meditate from 7 acclaimed meditation teachers
By now I'm sure you've heard of the many positive benefits associated with meditation. If you've considered learning meditation this is a great opportunity to jump in for free.
The upcoming Meditationfest will be similar to the mindfest personal development course we participated in a few months ago. This time 7 different meditation experts will each share a different style of meditation to help you reach your goals.
If you’re new to meditation and would like to learn, this is a rare opportunity to learn 7 different styles with expert teachers. If you’ve been meditating for a while this could be a great way to freshen up your existing routine with new styles you may have never tried before.
Meditation has provided me with many benefits over the years. It has helped me to relax my mind, energize my body, drop limiting thoughts/beliefs, and have more clarity about the big questions of life.
The Meditationfest is free, so it won’t cost you anything, and you will have the opportunity to buy the recordings if you want them.
The program officially begins on Monday, September 10th, but when you register, you’ll receive your first meditation right away. Then you’ll get an email reminder when the event kicks off and the other sessions are available.
Visit the Meditationfest Website to sign up and get started. I’m already signed up and looking forward to it. :)
2. Top 5 Regrets of The Dying
If you want to know how to live, keep death in your back pocket.
Having death on your mind doesn't have to be depressing, it can be motivating and inspiring. A simple reminder to appreciate each moment you're alive and not waste one single day. The article below does a great job at expanding upon that.
Enjoy the article below by Bonnie Ware.
For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.
People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never to underestimate someone's capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.
When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
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.
It is very important to try and honor at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.
2. I wish I didn't work so hard.
This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.
By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.
We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.
It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called 'comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. 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.
When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.
Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.
Last issue I mention that I would review paraliminals by Learning Strategies. If you participated in the Mindfest than you had a first hand experience of these self growth/meditation programs. If you'd like my take on them read my review here!.
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Till Next Time,
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