Emotions are running high for everyone this week. When we’re confronted with our own humanity, we have the opportunity to look at our own lives and what really matters in the precious moments and days that we have.
In thinking about this, I came across a Ted Talk by Jane McGonigal in which she shares a list released by hospice workers outlining the most frequently expressed regrets of those on their death bed.
These were the top 5 regrets:
- I wish I hadn’t worked so hard
- I wish I would have stayed in touch with my friends
- I wish I had let myself be happier
- I wish I had the courage to express my true self
- I wish I lived a life true to my dreams instead of what others expected of me
Do any of these ring true for you? I know they do for me.
There is so much to be stressed, upset or angry about these days, and not only does sitting behind our screen wagging our finger keep us in an unproductive state, it significantly reduces our ability to come up with creative solutions to help solve difficult situations, whether in ourselves, our home, our country or our world.
We cannot be the best parent, boss, leader, co-worker or citizen when fighting a war within ourselves.
If you want to see more clearly, make better decisions that will lead you to living a more fulfilled life: a life where you are not only focused on your own happiness but you make a difference for others, you have to learn to manage your own inner environment.
I created a manifesto track for my participants of Sati365 called This Precious Day, and I want to share it with you.
So listen and ask yourself, what will you do with this one precious day?