The Fastest Way To Happiness

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If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • 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.

    When we begin a dialog with ourselves about this, the Ego points to evidence in our daily lives to support all the ways our life is not working according to the our path, method, plan. The Ego will say, “Well, if you are divine, why did you just yell at your kids? Overspend? Eat those fries? Are still alone? Are thirty pounds overweight? I’m just asking. If you really are divine, why does your life look like it isn’t working?”

    Leonard Cohen, a poet, said, “Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. That’s how the light gets in.”

    This line illustrates the perfection in the imperfection. We ask for the divine light of illumination, evolution, beauty to shine on us and what we see that is brought into the light is our inadequacy. Our moments of “enlightenment” come when we are desperate and our current reactions to our experience in the world do not feed our souls. Don’t separate yourself from yourself.

    My thinking here doesn’t mean you don’t take physical action towards your dreams and goals. I am asking you to love your pockmarks, your scars, your size, your inability to be articulate, your awkwardness and all your imperfections. Do not run from these very welts that are a part of you. Stop, turn and embrace your humanness, ALL OF IT. Nurture yourself. Get used to loving who you are right now, with no excuses, no conditions. Good. Breathe.

    Your divinity and humanness are one. Trust that the Divine knew what it was doing by creating you, every moment of you.

    Marie Claire Bernards

    I am living an abundant, happy, joy filled life. My gratitude is overflowing and I am compelled to give back to this planet, its people and animals.

    My goal is to help create world peace one person at a time, beginning with myself, then teaching others to find that peace and send it rippling out through this Earth so that our air, water, plants, animals, people, and soil can express their pure and full potential. My intent is that we may all have the everyday experience of joy, peace, friendliness, opportunity, hope, gratitude, and love.

    You are designed by the Universe, our Divine Creator to express your life in this way. You have all you need. Sometimes, we need a teacher, mentor, guide to remind our soul, our subconscious, our deep Self to wake up and release the ego mind that keeps us trapped into believing that our perceptions are the truth.

    By you finding me, your Soul, your Higher Self, is nudging you to listen to your heart.

    Marie-Claire Bernards

    Teacher and Consultant
    Owner of Vision Landscape Nursery and Willow Pond Consulting and Intuitive Development Center and Peninsula Reflexology
    Master in Education, University of Washington
    Certified Washington State Teacher
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