“Man lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived,” said Dalai Lama. The choice of a beautiful life is available to all; yet many get distracted by egoism, greed, arrogance and hate.
Recently, a palliative nurse wrote a book, ‘The Top Five Regrets of The Dying’. She says that many people in their deathbeds regret, “I wish I had let myself be happier.” But in the final moment of life, regret gives nothing but more suffering.
Should we wait for the stare of death to wake us up from our slumber? “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon, is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered when making the big choices in life,” said Steve Jobs. Each moment provides an opportunity for a new choice. Before we actually die, we should learn how to die to our ego by making appropriate choices to transform our consciousness.