According to Bronnie Ware – an Australian nurse and counselor – worked in palliative care; taking care of terminally ill people, most of whom had less than 12 weeks to live.
The most common regret patients had was:
“I WISH I HAD LET MYSELF BE HAPPIER”
Many of her patients didn’t realise until the end of their lives that happiness is a choice.
They wished they had known that happiness isn’t something to be chased and acquired through wealth, social acceptance and the trappings of life.
In their deathbeds, these patients realized they could have chosen to be happy, regardless of their circumstances in life – rich or poor.
The Universe has once again managed to unexpectedly fulfill another dream, which would have never come true, if I hadn’t one day closed my eyes, and broke the chains of my self-imposed, and fear-based limitations.
Happiness is state of mind and the only reason for our existence. Fear stops us from going after our dreams and living the life we want. I one day understood that if I was not happy with where I was, or with what I was doing, I was only failing myself. Because at the time of our unavoidable departure, all we get to bring with us, are the memories, and the experiences.
– Sebastian Andrei.