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Navigating Rank in Beloved Community Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Navigating " in Beloved Community RA NK
  • 2. based on the work of Arnold Mindell and " the Process Work Institute
  • 3. What IS rank?
  • 4. rank = relative status
  • 5. Yes, RELATIVE status
  • 6. Why care?
  • 7. Because rank over" is like a drug.
  • 8. We tend to compare UP, noticing when" we have " LESS rank than others.
  • 9. We often don’t notice when " we have MORE rank than someone.
  • 10.   BELOVED COMMUNITY " therefore depends on AWARENESS" of our rank  
  • 11. and taking RESPONSIBILITY" " for it.  
  • 12. This is a BIG job because
  • 13. rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank IS EVERYWHERE" rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank rank
  • 14. Consider FOOD, for example."
  • 15. Rank these: •  Sushi •  Beef bourguinon •  Chitterlings •  Cheese soufflé •  Macaroni
  • 16. Does your ranking depend on more than your taste buds?
  • 17. Seattle Boston New York Detroit Oklahoma CityLos Angeles How about U.S. cities?
  • 18. What is your ranking based on?
  • 19. What about schools? • Bunker Hill Community College • UCLA • Yale University • Pacific Lutheran • Texas A&M
  • 20. Now, what about people?
  • 21. Babies?
  • 22. Can’t we just learn to treat everyone equally?
  • 23. MAYBE: but we AREN’T all the same.
  • 24. DIFFERENCE S SIZE ABILITY ROLEidentity experience
  • 25. We can’t just get rid of rank.
  • 26. In fact, rank is complicated enough for there to be 4 types.
  • 27. Social rank 1 Institutional rank 2 Psychological rank 3 Spiritual rank 4
  • 28. •  Race •  Class •  Gender •  Gender expression •  Sexuality •  Physical ability •  Intelligence •  Age •  Nationality •  Language •  Education •  Pedigree   Social rank 1
  • 29. •  Experience •  Tenure / Seniority •  Access to resources (e.g. compensation, information, attention, etc.) •  Role / Title •  Reputation •  Expertise Institutional rank 2
  • 30. •  Emotional stability •  Free of trauma •  No “diagnosis” •  Freedom from addiction •  Clear sense of self   Psychological rank 3
  • 31. •  Not attached to rank •  Clear sense of purpose •  Mindful, non-anxious presence (here/now) •  Cosmic perspective •  Deeply compassionate of self and others Spiritual rank 4
  • 32. These work together
  • 33. Spiritual And shift continually
  • 34. Social Spiritual Psychological depending on context
  • 35. So… notice when you
  • 36. •  feel at ease •  speak first or most •  ooze confidence •  ignore others’ feelings •  think issues are other people’s problem •  take up space and resources •  believe you’re entitled
  • 37. Is it time to check your rank?
  • 38. Similarly …notice when you
  • 39. •  feel stressed •  can’t find words •  doubt yourself •  shrink •  feel frustrated but don’t know why •  give up or give in
  • 40. Is it time to assert yourself?
  • 41. We can’t get rid of rank  
  • 42.   but we can be AWARE " of it  
  • 43. and take RESPONSIBILITY" " for it.  
  • 44.   BELOVED COMMUNITY " depends on that.
  • 45. To explore your personal rank, check out the RANK INVENTORY at" tinyurl.com/NERankInventory
  • 46. This is a Production Developed and created by" Hilary Allen, Meck Groot and Deborah Holder. We encourage you to share this presentation. " We give permission for you to use it toward growing awareness of and encouraging responsibility for differences of rank in community.