I am reading my own book and finding helpful gems every day now. Here is something adapted from Traveling Light, Moving Our Awareness Beyond the Five Senses, p. 145-46):
A’riquea: The quality of your energy space is what will feed or drain you. This refers to the energy space around you, but that is ultimately created by the energy space within you. This is the place to start.
It determines centering.
It determines internal centering, and that also works to affect your external environment. Staying centered in the Zone allows other people to have their own space and feeling without pulling you in. You will be overwhelmed when you let too much in. That is just a side effect of practicing. Sometimes you will manage it better than other times. It is the nature of learning.
Let it all be illuminating and interesting, not in a documentary way but in a feeling way. Let yourself be amazed at how rich and varied and wonderful this human life is. Even when it feels “bad”, it is part of the All. It becomes “bad” when you focus on that negativity and hold it in a Point…Points are fixed only by perception.
It is a beautiful day. The sun is out and the sky is endless blue. Is that only a perception?
It is a perception based on past experience. You have attached the idea that it is beautiful based on a climate where there is always enough rain. If you lived in an arid region you might be happier when you see clouds.
…It is not what you see, it’s how you see it.