Range Samples

May 1st, 2022

For building a new range, if you are not already a financial investor, I recommend any book by Ray Dalio.  Ray Dalio is the founder, co-chief investment officer, and co-chairman at Bridgewater Associates, a global asset manager and leader in institutional portfolio management as well as the largest hedge fund in the world.  He has developed his skill and success from studying cycles in human history and uses this data to inform his decisions about the cycle that we are in today.  The cycles are typically longer than the average person’s lifetime so we don’t intuitively know what is happening today.  He reports that “these periods have produced tremendous human suffering both financially and, more importantly, in lost or damaged human lives.  While the consequences are worse for some people, virtually no one escapes the damage.  Still, without minimizing them, history has shown that typically the majority of people stay employed in depressions, are unharmed in shooting wars, and survive natural disasters.” (pg. 37; Principles for Dealing with The Changing World Order)

Or, for a new range you could look at “The Spiral Dynamics Model” developed from the work of Clare W. Graves Ph.D.  Also a report of cycles, the nature of the elements in ranges change in cycles over large expanses of time.  I’m suggesting you become comfortable with the fact that a related series will change ultimately.  In my work I have observed that people who are secured into a range are not cognizant that the scales change.  When it occurs there is a tendency for people to assume they have failed somehow and their confidence wavers.  This leads to losing their secured place in that range of possibilities, a central point, and a retreat to a pole position for defense.  Not healthy or wise.  

The unique piece for each of us humans are the patterns of how we interact with others and the background (natural world).  Once you engage in a range of possibilities your exclusive pattern will begin to navigate you in that range.  I’m sure that you have noticed that others who share a range, theme, scope, etc. have different views than you.  The similar aspects are the matrix of the landscape, whereas your particular experience is a product of your pattern (focus of attention).  Distinctive outlooks allow all to find and hold center in a possible experience.  Imagine a “round table” in the center of a possible action where every person is independent but shares the achievable extent possible.

As an act of exploration, a fun search for discovery, humans plot a course in any new range, and in a short time, find a confident center point.  You become secure in what you know about this reach of potential.  I’m not talking about skill or knowledge but a feeling of comfort in your level of engagement.  However, many are enlisted in ranges by decree or necessity (cultural or family demand).  Demand assigns you a position and seldom one with choice.  Generating a location adjustment within this scope rarely happens because the position is unconsciously secured—in this case, by the energy from the demand.  Lose the demand and folks entering a new range naturally gravitate to a seat providing options.  Please remember, we are exploring new range to update our intuitive patterns that, over time, will refine our position in past forced commitments.  


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