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Crab in the Bucket handouts: English Armenian French Spanish

It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you generous, but what you have in your heart – Unknown

I believe that the widespread use of cross-cultural dialogue will foster the global community we so earnestly seek – Michael Nobel

Chaos demands to be recognized and experienced before letting
itself be converted into a new order – Herman Hesse

We read the world wrong and say it deceives us – Rabindranath Tagore

Teaching our children to treat others as they wish to be treated in one of the most fundamental values we adults can pass on. We would have a different country and world if this lesson was learned and followed – Marian Wright Edelman

Intolerance and discrimination happen when people see one another as object, as “other” As we frankly exchange ideas and get to know one another as people like ourselves we establish true world harmony – Culture of Peace Exhibit

Listening, Education for all, Democracy, free flow of info, dialogue, respect for diversity, non-violence, equality of man and woman, dignity of life, peace and human security, love of earth – Culture of Peace Exhibit

There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things – Shakespeare: King Henry V

We shape our buildings and they shape us – Winston Churchill

Whatever authority you may have, rests solely in knowing how little you know
– Socrates

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how – Nietzsche

Human will to meaning is the core for most human behavior – Frankl

Being human is being always directed, and pointing to something or someone other than oneself: to a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter, a cause to serve or a person to love – Viktor Frankl

Behind an able person there are always other able people – Chinese proverb

Accept that nothing will ever be the same

When wounded, take time to soothe and heal before going back to everyday

Let’s welcome each day by morning pages. Writing down and letting go of the painful past, embracing the present, and transforming our future. Holding a grudge, holding on to negative views of ourselves, and having negative thoughts will stunt our growth, impacting our mind, our body, brain, and spirit. Let us start our day by opening our heart, and sending love to ourselves, families and friends, to all those who have hurt us, and humanity at large. – Dr Ani Kalayjian

Our thoughts are our Life’s GPS! Observe your thoughts to determine its direction, nature, and content; now mindfully recalculate and make sure your thoughts are positive, and are aligned with your life goals and passion! – Dr. Kalayjian (FB 29 Jan, 2014)

Emotions are like a vehicle; in order to enjoy the ride fully and arrive safely one can learn EQ, Emotional Intelligence: Learning how to operate it, control it, manage it, reframe it, and transform it, especially in challenging situations, always with love and forgiveness. – Dr. Ani Kalayjian (2013)

Processing is sharing our observations, anxieties and joys, as well as other feelings that come up whereby connecting with others and establishing a deeper cohesiveness and unity. In a way it is to create a new nurturing family away from home, while assisting post disaster communities in need. – Dr. Ani Kalayjian (2010)

Forgiveness is shifting from the automatic ego reaction (anger/self-protection, hurting back), to a non-reactive conscious response of empathy; considering that the other person is ALSO a human being, perhaps not mindful. – Dr Ani Kalayjian, 2010 Forgiveness & Reconciliation

The healing can occur through forgiveness even in the absence of the perpetrator’s remorse, and through finding a deeper meaning in even the worst experiences. – Dr. Ani Kalayjian (2008)

Psychotherapy is a journey to help you heal, feel empowered, and grow through the processing and releasing of your anxieties, fears, and frustrations, and the achievement of inner happiness. By letting go of painful experiences, we allow positive energy to fill our hearts and we generate compassion, hope, and love first for ourselves, and then for others. After all, when we learn to practice forgiveness, embracing that which we cannot change and being the change we want to see, we bring peace into our lives. We then learn how to discover a meaning or a positive lesson, transforming the painful past into an insightful present. – Dr. Ani Kalayjian (2010)

You are the gem, the jewel, the diamond. If you cannot feel, experience, or see your inner-authentic healing gifts, come to work with me! I will help you transform the obstacles, obstructions, fears and anxieties so that you can see, feel, and share your true brilliance and shine. Your authentic healing abilities will surface, and you will not only be empowered, but you will begin empowering others! – Dr. Ani Kalayjian (2010)

The Goddess within me embraces and celebrates the God/Goddess within you. Let’s hold hands and create the dance of our lifetime. Dance is a metaphor for life; it helps us connect with love, flow with grace, step with caution and determination, while we gaze at one another with admiration, validation and empathy, and with love and acceptance, we guide one another towards joyful enlightenment. – Dr. Ani Kalayjian (2012)

Good intentions are no longer enough. I wanted to support humanity in my own way. Meaningful World was a natural way for me to help the victims of tsunami.

So many systems have failed us and as we transition from failed models, attitudes and behaviors that are polarizing, destructive and failing all around us I could not just sit back, be overwhelmed and do nothing… I am doing something with Meaningful World.

Meaningful World cultivates well-being, relatedness, a deep awareness and understanding how to elevate some of the world's suffering. Our choices impact all living systems and I choose to be an agent of good.