Navigating 
"

in Beloved
Community
RA NK
based on the work of 
Arnold Mindell and "
the Process Work Institute
What 
IS
rank?
rank = relative status
Yes, RELATIVE status
Why care?
Because rank over"
is like a drug.
We tend to compare UP, noticing
when"
we
have "
LESS
rank
than
others.
We often don’t notice when "
we have MORE rank than someone.
 
BELOVED COMMUNITY "
therefore depends on

AWARENESS"
of our rank
	
  
and taking 

RESPONSIBILITY"
"
for it.
	
  
This is a
BIG
job because
rank rank rank rank rank
rank rank rank rank rank
rank rank rank rank rank
rank rank rank rank rank
IS EVERYWHERE"
rank ra...
Consider FOOD, for
example."
Rank these:
•  Sushi
•  Beef bourguinon
•  Chitterlings
•  Cheese soufflé
•  Macaroni
Does your ranking
depend on more than
your taste buds?
Seattle
Boston
New York
Detroit
Oklahoma CityLos Angeles
How about U.S. cities?
What is your ranking
based on?
What
about
schools?
• Bunker Hill
Community
College
• UCLA
• Yale University
• Pacific Lutheran
• Texas A&M
Now, what about people?
Babies?
Can’t we just learn to
treat everyone equally?
MAYBE: 
but we AREN’T 
all the same.
DIFFERENCE
S
SIZE ABILITY
ROLEidentity
experience
We can’t just 
get rid of rank.
In fact, rank is
complicated enough for
there to be 
4 types.
Social rank
1
Institutional rank
2
Psychological rank
3
Spiritual rank
4
•  Race
•  Class
•  Gender
•  Gender
expression
•  Sexuality
•  Physical ability
•  Intelligence
•  Age
•  Nationality
•  ...
•  Experience
•  Tenure / Seniority
•  Access to resources
(e.g. compensation, information,
attention, etc.)
•  Role / Tit...
•  Emotional stability
•  Free of trauma
•  No “diagnosis”
•  Freedom from addiction
•  Clear sense of self
	
  
Psycholog...
•  Not attached to rank
•  Clear sense of purpose
•  Mindful, non-anxious
presence (here/now)
•  Cosmic perspective
•  Dee...
These work
together
Spiritual
And shift
continually
Social
Spiritual
Psychological
depending
on context
So…
notice
when you
•  feel at ease
•  speak first or most
•  ooze confidence
•  ignore others’
feelings
•  think issues are
other people’s
prob...
Is it time to check your
rank?
Similarly
…notice
when you
•  feel stressed
•  can’t find words
•  doubt yourself
•  shrink
•  feel frustrated but
don’t know why
•  give up or give in
Is it time to assert
yourself?
We can’t get rid of rank
	
  
 
but we can be 

AWARE
"
of it	
  
and take 

RESPONSIBILITY"
"
for it.
	
  
 
BELOVED
COMMUNITY "
depends on
that.
To explore your personal
rank, check out the
RANK
INVENTORY
at"
tinyurl.com/NERankInventory
This is a
Production
Developed and created by"
Hilary Allen, Meck Groot and Deborah Holder.
We encourage you to share this...
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Navigating Rank in Beloved Community

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

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