This book is worthwile to purchase even if you read only one chapter "What is the self?", where one comes to terms with a definition of Satori and how to evolve creative capacity. I recommend this book if you want to be in the center of managing your change process in life.
Roshi in "Where is the Self?" discusses the need to know how you are put together and what puts you together, essentially "know thyself" (Welwood, 1983). This allows one to become aware of a "unifying integrating function of the center of gravity." This produces respect for oneself and for others as well, He talks about true love as the "realization of the asbolute center of gravity," a two-phased process (I am paraphrasing on what Satori is) when one is able to 1) to realize absolute Self (there is no self "I am" consciousness left to experience), and when this unification breaks up and 2) to realize the individual self which objectifies the absolute (external projection of oneness, unity consciousness)
Satori means, "there is only one center of gravity in the universe, and you are sitting in the center of gravity," basically what one sees as the ultimate reality must become one's own experience. Once you have this experience within yourself, then "there is no need to go on seeking things outside yourself."
His basic thesis is that our culture cannot succeed and sustain itself as long as it is based on a partial definition of the Self. Those in Las Vegas in a perpetual search of meaning are stuck on Satori, incomplete on the first step without awareness of the second. He goes on to talk about the "essential tragedy of modern education," that we are taught only to affirm this one aspect. With a one-sided perspective one is "forever seeking that which appears only as an object to yourself...... You are enslaved by it, and you can never experience life in its true joy." Since you only "experience the world as external to you and you are never unified with it, then you are forever seeking the world." In fact, this is pervasive in modern civilization and the culture we know.