From being present with many who were coming to the end of their journey it is apparent that their greatest regrets are not about mistakes they have made in life but more about not having risked making far more. A well-lived life will have many mistakes while a half lived one may have none except that being revealed as the greatest mistake of all. A very common observation at that stage also is the awareness of having lived a life that conformed far too much with others expectations and wasn’t true to myself. This was where I looked too much towards others for validation and approval and felt I always had to please. The realization of having sold out on myself comes back to bite us at the point where the opinions and demands of others are fading into insignificance and we are finally alone with the Self we have failed to honour.