Understanding insubstantialtiy does not mean that things do not exist at all. Instead it invites us to a looser perception, an awareness that we are each conditioned by our life experiences. This conditioning contributes to our uniqueness but also limits our view and colors all of our perceptions. We can learn to widen our perceptions and open to what is most real, to vitality, energy, enthusiasm, and joy: to being fully alive.
The book has been recognized by leaders in both Christian and Buddhist traditions: Richard Rohr, a Christian teacher says, “How we see determines what we see, and Mary Rees will help you to see much better.” Rodney Smith, a Buddhist, “Mary Rees takes hard concepts like consciousness and mind and makes them accessible.”