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How to Live an Inspired Life

Cory Muscara



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How to Live an Inspired Life

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

Today I'd like to talk about how

reflecting on the end of our life

can be a powerful tool for living a

more purposeful life in the present.

Most people at the end of life

have a unique perspective on

what it means to live well.

Simply because they can reflect on

a lifetime of thoughts, beliefs,

relationships, work, behaviors.

And with that larger perspective,

combined with the sensitivity to

the preciousness and time limited

nature of life, there's an ability

to see things a little more clearly.

I remember reading one article

about a nurse who spent years

listening to dying patients.

And she said, five themes emerged.

Here's what most people

said on their death bed:

One, I wish I had the courage

to live true to myself, not

the life others expected of me.

Two, I wish I hadn't worked so hard.

Three, I wish I'd had the

courage to express my feelings.

Four, I wish I had stayed

in touch with friends.

And five, I wish I had

let myself be happier.

Now, this is not necessarily what you

will feel at the end of your life.

But for me, I've noticed that when I

reflect on the end of my life, and I

imagine thinking back to how I'm living

right now, there are some things I'm

proud of and other things I'd change.

It's always a meaningful

reflection for living more

purposefully in the present moment.

So my takeaway question for you

to ponder today is if this were

the last day of your life, would

you be happy with how you lived?

And if the answer is no,

what can you change today?

Thank you for your practice.

And we'll talk to you

soon in the meditation.

Take care.

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