Most people will say life is a ten if everything is going their way, it can always be a ten regardless of the circumstances, but only if it’s seen how all things are impermanent, including life itself.
On a scale of one to ten, if you think life is a four it will be a four, and if you think it’s a four, but say it’s a ten, it will still be a four. I equate this to whistling in the dark to keep away the bogeyman, as long as you’re whistling the distraction will keep it in check, but the moment you stop, it will return. The key is to identify why you think life is a four and be with it as it is. People say be positive, but being positive to me doesn’t change the facts of why I am labeling life as a four instead of a ten. Not so pleasant stuff does happen in life and if it’s just masked over it becomes engrained as an energy pattern in the subconscious that never goes away. This is how life becomes a four instead of a ten. Life itself is always a ten, it’s people who are conditioned to make it something else, this is another lie of the Conditioned Mind.
Most people will say ten if everything is going their way, it can be a ten regardless of the circumstances, but not because the circumstances are being ignored. It will be a ten when life is seen in the light of how all things are impermanent including life itself. Believe me I get it, being ill, losing a loved one, and many others things that occur in life suck, but what makes one think it sucks is the attachment to them. Labeling it that it sucks doesn’t change what’s occurring, it only changes where life is put on a scale of one to ten. When the true essence of life (impermanence) is understood, it puts life at the top of the scale regardless of what’s going on because it is seen that one day life in this form will not be so.