Wisdom from Marie Claire Bernards

The fastest way to happiness and peace is the absolute acceptance of WHO YOU ARE right in this moment.

The nature of humanness is divinity. This is evident in many of the daily “miracles” of our existence: our body, the seasons, the supreme organization of the universe. We know this in our cells, our bones. There is a deep resonance to the truth that we are all connected, that divinity expresses ITSELF as us, exactly as we are.

The ego says, “Ok, you have the capacity to love and sure, you might be an expression of the divine, but until you get your spending under control, your weight under control, stop losing it with your kids, take one more class, get one more degree, stop being depressed, get a job, a lover, a clear complexion, be articulate, express your art, eliminate feeling awkward, etc… you are not going to have access to the secret, the happiness, the peace, the abundance, the ones, etc..”

You see how this line of thinking does not allow for that very state you seek?

We start to follow a contemplative path, line of thinking, or other method to find that piece which will fit into the empty sucking place in ourselves that calls for more and aches about our flaws while keeping us from peace, money, love, and meaning….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Marie Claire is a teacher and intuitive consultant.

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Terry V.
Terry V4 years ago


Laura Saxon
.4 years ago

Lovely post. Thanks for sharing.

Elisa F.
Elisa F4 years ago

Great to ponder...;) Thanks for sharing!

Shell S.
Past Member 5 years ago

Good article. Thank you : )

Winn Adams
Winn Adams5 years ago

Great article. Thanks!

Sheila L.
Sheila Swan L5 years ago

It's amazing too, when you realize you are not the victim but rather take charge and responsibility for what you can do in the moment to make things work. Not easy sometimes, but what a freeing feeling and the best part is IT WORKS!

MarilynBusy ForCharities
5 years ago

You have to face your flaws and demons before you can make a change and get rid of them. That kind of self-honesty can be a painful experience. But until you do it, you won't be free to be truly happy.

Marianne Barto
Marianne B5 years ago

I prefer the word "content" to happiness. You cannot humanly be happy all the time. But you can be content with what you have, who you are, or who you are with. thanks

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago


Ruth R.
Ruth R5 years ago