Finding Your Own Path

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Written by Lorna Anne

We live in a world where everyone is making choices all day everyday. Every action is a choice and all forms of self-expression are choices.

We can live from the heart, which requires us to release the wellspring of our emotions, making choices based upon our feeling center, and trusting an unseen outcome.

Or we can operate from the mind, rationalizing our choices; but the mind is a two-edged sword which has the power to promote or negate. In the mind is where paradox resides, and paradox creates a conditional state of either/or, right or wrong. And that is the very thing that undermines our “knowingness” — the fear that we don’t know, that we are wrong, and making bad choices.

There are those who say they don’t know their true feelings.

That would be the result of the double-edged mind causing a fear of betrayal in trusting the emotional response. This creates a polarization that ends in total disbelief and conflict between both mind and heart.

Lost feelings, lost trust, negative fear-based thinking, lead in only one direction — despair. Therefore, it is the choice our egos make (in dealing with thoughts and feelings) that is the only wrong or right. Feelings and thoughts are latent until the ego decides to act upon them. No need to censure the unconscious flow; but, better to allow conscious self-expression of our inner self.

We must rely on the ego to sort through the mental paradoxes and learn what is true. Find the true emotions and register only the positive thoughts — trust our knowingness — that the heart is our soul and the soul is our journey.
Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life — Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.TM Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.

What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? What are you still working on accepting?

My ignorance and incompetence on the computer.

What have you learn to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? What are you still working on to appreciate?

I appreciate my learned patience and perseverance.

What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What makes YOU most proud? What goals and dreams do you still have?

All of my artistic endeavors are most fulfilling. May they continue.

We all have imperfections, so we think. The truth–we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways? What imperfections and quirks create who you are–your Identity?

I’m an individual. That’s all I can say –perfection is an on-going process.

“I Love My…” is an outlet for you to express and appreciate all the positive traits that make you…well… YOU! Sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (we assure you!)

I am learning to unconditionally see the goodness in everything.

About the author

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Lorna Anne

Lorna Anne received a psychology degree from the University of New Hampshire. Much of her knowledge comes from her own private esoteric studies of ancient documents of wisdom. She has been a practicing counselor for more than 20 years in New Orleans, Honolulu, and Washington state where she spent several years studying dream interpretation with a Jungian therapist. She currently resides in Chatham, Ma, and counsels either in person or on the phone. For inquiries, please contact Lorna via E-mail at, or on Face book a