Honoring Life

peaceSince the start of this blog, my commitment to you, my readers, have always been to be authentic. That’s why you often read about my in-process experiences and struggles as I was going through them, not after the fact. In maintaining the same spirit of authenticity, I’m posting a short note here to let you know that I probably won’t be writing for some time.

Still facing the challenge ushered in by the new year and trying to remain conscious of the higher purpose it serves in the grand scheme of this human experience. While it seems I reach the limits of my humanity nearly every day, I also know that this is a necessary part of my path to fulfill my soul mission for being here in this life. More importantly, in the near term, it is part of my personal growth to be able to face the many dualities of life with acceptance, courage and grace. That is, life is downright messy sometimes, and non-striving acceptance under any condition is critical. Moreover, I’m honoring my intention since late last fall to truly embrace vulnerability and to recognize that it co-exists with strength as one of the dualities of life. I am no less when down on my knees in a puddle than when I feel on top of the world.

So, with all the above said, I’m honoring this bumpy part of the journey and taking a sabbatical from this blog. In my absence, I am sending you many blessings and my very best wishes. Whether you are having an easy or a challenging time, everything is exactly what it is meant to be and right on time. Namaste.

About Alice Chan, Ph.D.

Dr. Alice Chan is passionate about developing conscious leaders and organizations. Her path to serve her life purpose has included being an award-winning Cornell professor and a leader in the corporate world for nearly 15 years. She’s the author of the book, REACH Your Dreams: Five Steps to be a Conscious Creator in Your Life, and creator of the program, 30 Days to Living Your Best Life. All content on this blog and website is her own, not the opinions of her employer.

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18 comments
Samantha_S_Hall
Samantha_S_Hall

I JUST read this post (getting caught up in my reading today)  We must have drank out of the same punch bowl my friend!  I've taken a bit of a pause myself from sharing posts..  My heart is with you during this time and hope that you will touch base when you are ready.  (you still have my email address right?)  


Right now we are snowed in.  Literally. First snow all season if you can believe it!  


I have always loved your authenticity and sharing.  I will miss your messages and you!  


Love to you my friend.  xoxo

kwatsonka
kwatsonka

Your blog has been amazing, you are amazing and I love you.

Karen

WildSpirit
WildSpirit

Hi dear Alice,


As part of my pattern this past year of not being very in touch with the world outside me beyond the requisites (like some of your readers below, January 2013 augured in a tough year for me as well), I must have missed your January posts.  My heart goes out to you in reading that you are going through a really hard time.  And yet, the wisdom and courage and sure knowing about the truth of who we are is blazoned across across your blog posts.  I can feel their power!!!


I am holding you in love and light, knowing the truth with you that everything is perfect just as it is.  xoxo Laurie



scott_elumn8
scott_elumn8

Best to you in your journey Alice. Thank you for the wisdom you have shared and are sharing even in this decision.


Scott

TeresaMastin
TeresaMastin

Dear Alice,


Please know that I will continually send positive energy your way. I may not be in touch often but I'm always in your corner and treasure the period when we were more a part of each other life. Your example continues to give me strength.


Teresa

ThinDifference
ThinDifference

Alice, Thoughts are with you through these challenging times. If there is any help I can give, let me know. I appreciate your authenticity through the "messiness" of life and know you will navigate through it with strength and community. Take care, Jon

Lori
Lori

Hi Alice,

I'm sorry you are having such a challenging time. Yesterday I spoke to my daughter, sharing that January has been a very rough month for me culminating with a heavy sad weekend where I fought with the thick heavy blanket of depression-like grief which threatened to smother me. She listened and just as I was feeling badly that I'd saddled her with this she confessed that she had experienced January in much the same way and that at least four of her friends had reported the same. For no apparent reason we had all felt unmotivated, tired and unexcited about life, having a hard time, most days, to get out of bed. Of course we all sought reasons for this and of course mine either stemmed from or accentuated my grief at losing Alex.


I understand stepping away for a while. I did that when Alex died and I seriously contemplated, last night - 17 months later!??! - doing it again. Then I remembered how being here and having this outlet to write had helped me so much.


I hope you work your way through your issue. Don't give up. Take a firm stance and determine that you will get through.Because you will. You're not alone. 

Take care Alice,

Lori

AlliPolin
AlliPolin

You are an inspiration for your authenticity, vulnerability, courage and heart.  When the time is right for you to return to this blog, I'll still be a fan.  All the best to you, Alice. 

PaulineHughes
PaulineHughes

Dear Alice ... Thank you for sharing so generously in your blog ... I wish you well on this next stage of your journey ... Namaste ...

Warda

DrAliceChan
DrAliceChan moderator

@Samantha_S_Hall Thank you my friend! Many folks I know directly and indirectly have apparently been facing some challenges. That's the ebb of life, right? Thanks again for the support, Samantha!

DrAliceChan
DrAliceChan moderator

@WildSpirit Many thanks, dear Laurie. I know you understand perfectly what it means to be facing challenges in our human consciousness and yet knowing that it's not the truth. Holding you in love and light as well, and hope that February and beyond get easier for you as well.

DrAliceChan
DrAliceChan moderator

@TeresaMastin Many thanks, Teresa! I also miss those years when we were more in each others' lives. It means a lot that after so many years have passed and through career transitions, you still took the time to lend your moral support. Really appreciate it!

DrAliceChan
DrAliceChan moderator

@ThinDifference I really appreciate your support, Jon! Your offer of help speaks volumes for who you are and also says so much about how community can be built virtually among folks who have never laid eyes on each other or even spoken live. Will look forward to reengaging again when I have more space in my life. Thanks again.

DrAliceChan
DrAliceChan moderator

@Lori Many thanks, Lori! I'm not a big follower of astrology but I know lots and lots of people who had a hard time in January, and there were a lot of endings and transitions during the exit of the Snake year (it was Chinese New Year on Jan 31). Anyway, thank you for your support. I know this is a temporary situation.

DrAliceChan
DrAliceChan moderator

@AlliPolin Many thanks, Alli. Likewise, I'm a fan of your blog. Will look forward to reengaging again when the dust settles. Meanwhile, all the best to you all around!

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