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The three things people regret at the end of life

Australian palliative care nurse and author Bronnie Ware asked her dying patients to tell her their biggest life regrets. They were: living their life according to others’ expectations; not having the courage to be themselves; hiding their true feelings and working too hard amassing money and possessions. Essentially her patients were saying, ‘I wish I had lived a more authentic life.’

There is something deeply appealing about being myself, whatever my circumstances or level of approval. So I find it incredibly releasing to know that God is in the process of making me far more authentically me than I ever was before. This is part of God’s salvation process. I am not there yet, but it is a freedom to be losing my old defences and pretence.

What one thing can you do today to become more authentically and wonderfully you?

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