But the ultimate calibration came from remembering my own experience when I made the move from the left most emotion of the scale all the way to the right end of it. You’re going to find it very useful.
What is The Joy Scale?
I will give you the extended version of The Joy Scale in a future article. The extended version contains at least three more emotions in each marker. We will use it when we do the exercise in the third article about The Joy Scale. For now, I just want you to get to know and understand the basic scale.
Purpose of The Joy Scale
Look at this scale as a visual representation of a guidance system that will help you see how you move from one emotional state to another one. In the next article, I will show you how to do that with intention. The ultimate goal is for you to feel empowered, happy, joyful and free.
Understanding The Joy Scale
The Joy Scale has a calibration from the numbers zero to 100. The most negative emotion is fear and it is located on the far left side of the scale. On the opposite end are the positive emotions, and the most positive emotion is joy. All the emotions of the scale are listed in the table below.
The scale shows a steady and continuous emotional state improvement from zero to 100. Meaning that being on the 30 marker is better than being on the 10 marker. And being on the 70 marker is better than being on the 30 marker, and so on.
Imagine it as the old school grading system where anything above 60 was a passing grade. Likewise, on this scale anything above 60 is good and empowering; and yes, anything below 60 is not so much.
Being in an emotional state of less than 60 is not that terrible. Sometimes those emotions are very useful for your spiritual and personal growth. The key here is to not stay too long in there. That's why I created this scale, to show you how you can go back to the empowering area any time you want.
Calibration of The Joy Scale
You do that by understanding your emotions, recognizing when you are moving forward or backwards, and by consciously making decisions that will improve your life. By doing this you’ll see how attainable it is to get to the empowering area and reach joy.
Next week I’ll show you the extended version of The Joy Scale, still with the same range from zero to 100 but with many more emotions. I will also show you how to use it and how you can benefit from it. So, for now, get familiar with the emotions listed above because more are coming.
Do you have any questions for me about The Joy Scale?