Podcast Series 2, Episode 7: Where Am I on a Scale from 1 to 10?

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Where Am I on a Scale from 1 to 10?

A simple and effective way to instantly raise your state, and keep raising it, by asking yourself “Where Am I on a Scale from 1 to 10?”, and moving it up intentionally.

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Welcome to a series of podcasts on how to achieve a peaceful and mindful state, by using simple, short exercises. 

Each episode focuses upon a particular element of our being, and will reveal exercises designed to expand our awareness, and build up a gradual sense of inner calm and alertness.


Today, we’re going to talk about an exercise called “Where Am I on a Scale from 1 to 10?”. 

Another exercise I learned from that fellow in Texas. 


This exercise is very powerful. It allows you to almost instantly raise your state.

It is a simple exercise, but the results are very profound.

At various moments during your day, you ask yourself, “Where am I on a scale from 1 to 10?”  

A scale from best to worst

1 being your worst state and 10 being your best state.

“Where am I on a scale from 1 to 10?” 

That’s it. All you have to do is just ask yourself. Where am I on a scale from 1 to 10?

Try it now. 

Where are you at right now? 

If I asked you, right now, to give me a number of where you are on a scale from 1 to 10, what would you say?

Remembering that 1 was your worst moment of consciousness and unity… and 10 was your best, where would you say you are, right now? 

Here, right now. 

Where are you? 

What number? 

Raise the relative number

At this point, the numbers are meaningless. They just give us a place to start.

So pick one.

Let us say that you picked 6, just for a number. You are at a 6, which is an okay number. 

Now, here is the important question: What can you do to get to 7?

That’s it! 

Now that you have identified that you are at a 6, what can you do to get to a 7?


Perhaps you can change your posture and get to a 7.

Perhaps, envisioning the smile on the face of your child will get you to a 7.

Or perhaps, remembering a moment from your Objective Prayer, which was explained in the last podcast, will get you to a 7.

Something… will get you to a 7.

And, surprisingly, most people find that to go from a 6 to a 7 takes only a matter of seconds!

Wow, really? You can get to a 7 in less than 20 seconds… just by remembering the smile on your child’s face.



Are you at a 7 yet?

I am sure you are.


Raise it one more

So now, the question becomes. Do you stop at 7 or do you try for 8?

Look through your memories and find a memory that will, again, change your state. One that will bring you to an 8.

Or use your imagination to do it. Imagine that the love of your life says that they love you too, and that they will marry you. That may do it.


Are you an 8 yet?

I bet you are.


That one took less than a minute.

Okay, let’s not stop there. Let’s try for 9.

Is that possible?

Can you conjure up another thought? That is, remember your graduation, change your posture, or hold some image that will take you to a 9.

I think you probably can, and, I am sure you can do it in less than 2-½ minutes, and, you do.

Dare you try for a 10?

Okay, now that you made it to a 9, do you stop there… or do you try for a 10? 

If you can make 9 in less than 2-½ minutes, how long will it take to make 10?

Is it even possible to make 10?

And, if you do, is it possible to make 11? 

Maybe, if you had the right thought, it would change your 9 into a 10. 

For me, whenever I get to a high number, and am not sure if I can find a thought that will raise me further, I imagine that the most supreme being in the Universe, if there is one, has just stopped what they are doing, and turned their attention to the earth, because they heard that someone was trying to reach 10, and they just want to see if they will make it. 

That thought works for me.

Find one that works for you.

If you can perceive such a thought, it will probably take you to a 10. 

And, surprisingly, it will only take a few minutes.

Perhaps you will find that every thought you need, will be found in your Objective Prayer, because your Objective Prayer was a series of ideas that were designed to raise your state… no matter what state you were in.

If I am at a 4, I say, “I am a 4”, and then I start my objective prayer, and it accelerates me from a 4 to a 5, to a 6, to a 7.

The makeup of those thoughts changes my state. And, by recalling them, I have a proven way to always move up. 

2.5 minutes to change your state

Just 2-½ minutes to change my state from an 8 to a 9. Just 2 ½ minutes…not a lifetime! 

So, why would I ever live at a 6 or a 7 again, when I know that I can go from a 6 to a 7 in less than 20 seconds, or from a 7 to an 8 in less than a minute, or from an 8 to a 9 in less than 2-½ minutes.

Sometimes you find yourself at a 3 or 4 – due to life circumstances – but there ought to be a way to move from a 3 or 4 to a 5, and then from a 5 to a 6… Just as there was a way to move from a 6 to a 7… and beyond.

Because of that, I am sure you will find something that will get you from a 3 to a 4 to a 5 as well – no matter how discombobulated you are. 

There will be something that you can do to change your state.

Check throughout the day

If we just remember this and often look at ourselves throughout the day, and ask, “Okay, where am I collectively in my state of consciousness. Where am I on a scale from 1 to 10?

OK, I am feeling pretty good. I am at a 7… Now, what am I going to do to get to an 8?

I know, I will change my posture, or remember a special moment.

I will do something.”

Maybe it takes 20 seconds or 30 seconds for me to change my state. It will most likely be relatively quick, it will not take a long time, it will not take a week. 

I will not have to sit in a lotus position for 2 days to do it

I simply have to calm myself, gather myself, and think of something. 

It is easy to remember something which raises my state. Changes me. Changes my chemistry.

That is how it works.

Use it anytime

Fortunately, if I have the moments of my Objective Prayer memorized, I can, at any time – no matter where I am in myself – stop and ask myself, “Where am I on a scale from 1 to 10?” 

And, when I do, I can use my Objective Prayer to take me right to the top. 

Maybe, even past my old 10.


Okay, that is the “Where Am I on a Scale from 1 to 10” exercise.


Thank you for listening.

See you at a 10.


Goodbye until next time. 

Teachings based upon the works of R. A. Smith and G. I. Gurdjieff.

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