Work Title: A Commuter's Guide to Enlightenment
Work Author(s): Stewart Bitkoff
240 pages, Softcover $13.95
Body, Mind & Spirit
Reviewer: Kristine Morris
Commuting as spiritual practice may not be the easiest path to enlightenment as it presents so many opportunities for frustration, irritation, and even rage to erupt. Marking off his own daily commute on the Major Deegan Expressway in New York City with teachings on how the drive to work can lead to progress on the spiritual path, Stewart Bitkoff offers a way to turn an otherwise irritating and unavoidable part of one's day into an opportunity for spiritual growth.
Bitkoff holds a doctorate in education and has taught at New York University, and several other colleges and universities. Now specializing in therapeutic recreation and psychiatric rehabilitation and treatments, he is realistic about life's difficulties, yet asserts that "within each soul, there is also a place that is quiet and special. When we retreat to this center on a daily basis, we come forward more complete and able to serve. This is our seat of power; our oasis amidst the routine of daily life."
That this "seat of power" could be the driver's seat of a car...