Guardians of Being: Spiritual Teachings from Our Dogs and Cats

Guardians of Being: Spiritual Teachings from Our Dogs and Cats

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by Eckhart Tolle, Patrick McDonnell
     
 

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This wonderfully unique collaboration brings together two masters of their fields, joining original words by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle with delightful illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the acclaimed comic strip MUTTS. Every heartwarming page provokes thought, insight, and smiling reverence for all beings and each moment.

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This wonderfully unique collaboration brings together two masters of their fields, joining original words by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle with delightful illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the acclaimed comic strip MUTTS. Every heartwarming page provokes thought, insight, and smiling reverence for all beings and each moment.

More than a collection of witty and charming drawings, the marriage of Patrick McDonnell's art and Eckhart Tolle's words conveys a profound love of nature, of animals, of humans, of all life-forms. Guardians of Being celebrates and reminds us of not only the oneness of all life but also the wonder and joy to be found in the present moment, amid the beauty we sometimes forget to notice all around us.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“An inspired collaboration between spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle and comic strip artist Patrick McDonnell...A book to make you wriggle with joy.”
O, The Oprah Magazine

“A lovely meditation on the power and grace animals bring to our lives.”
The Bark

“The gentle humor and profound insight found in this book — thoughts such as 'Allow your dog to take you for a walk every day. It's good for the body and it's good for the soul' — make it the perfect gift for animal lovers of all ages.”
Inspired Retailer

“Eckhart Tolle and Patrick McDonnell fans will rejoice over Guardians of Being, the combined effort of these bestselling authors. This beautiful, thought-provoking, and enlightening book pairs Tolle's 'Power of Now' mindfulness with McDonnell's beloved MUTTS characters, showing how we can find 'true happiness in simple, seemingly unremarkable things' by simply being present, a state that our dogs naturally occupy. The skillful use of the MUTTS animals to illustrate Tolle's theme renders his philosophy into easily grasped concepts. This thoroughly charming book deserves a place on your coffee table. While you're at it, why not pick up a copy for your best friend, too?”
Modern Dog

"This is a book likely to speak to dog lovers, cat lovers, art lovers, spiritual seekers, those who like to read, those who don't like to read, and pretty much anyone interested in the art of life."
The Christian Science Monitor

Praise for Eckhart Tolle:
“He is a prophet for our time.”
O, The Oprah Magazine

Praise for MUTTS:
“One of the best comic strips of all time.”
Charles Schulz, Peanuts creator

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608681198
Publisher:
New World Library
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
94,337
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Eckhart Tolle, a number one New York Times best-selling author, speaks and teaches extensively throughout the world. He lives in Vancouver. Patrick McDonnell, the creator of MUTTS, has more than 20 books in print. He lives in New Jersey.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date of Birth:
February 16, 1948
Place of Birth:
Lünen, Germany
Education:
University of London; Cambridge University

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Guardians of Being 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For dog lovers, spiritually-awakened folks, or those that fall into both categories, this book is for you. Eckhart Tolle's words combine with Patrick McDonnell's illustrations and serve up a feel-good message. We love our domestic animals so much because they simply live in the moment and live life, just "being." Spiritually complex, yet simple in its design, this brilliant book should be on your bedside table or a place where you can reference it again and again and charge your spiritual batteries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes a wonderful gift especially to someone who likes to read. I gave it to my daughter for her 16th birthday. Makes you enjoy the little things in life!
Kelswede More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is familiar with the wisdom and insight of Eckart Tolle (The Power Of Now) and the wonderful whimsy of the cartoons and drawings of Patrick McDonnell from his Mutts cartoon strip will instantly recognize the genius of putting them together in one book. I gave out about ten copies of this book as Christmas presents and each recipient expressed absolute delight with it. While somewhat Eastern in philosophy it is totally accessible by anyone who seeks a simpler gentler view of life and it is a book to cherish forever for anyone of any age who understands the undefinable joy of animal companionship. You will feel both peaceful and inspired after reading this book and it is wonderful to share with young people.
queeg More than 1 year ago
Take a chance on this book! Mr Tolle does a wonderful job of sharing that special bond between you and your dog. The higher level that your dog ouches ur lives and helps us be present in the moment.
penameJD More than 1 year ago
As expected, the drawings of McDonnell are fantastic. Moving and expressive, with or without words. He never misses his message applying Tolle's philosophy. I finished the book in one sitting, but will surely go back from time to time. It is not a book to read and finish. It's purpose is to constantly guide the reader through life, respecting their pets and all animals they'll share it with.
Oberonmom More than 1 year ago
This appealed to me as a gifting book. Eckhart Tolle's words with Patrick McDonnell's illustration. It didn't fail as a good gift. Just nice gentle reminders of things we need to remember in life to find quiet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book everyone can relate to and with out even thinking about it your in the "present moment"
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Former_English_Teacher More than 1 year ago
These familiar animals drawn by Patrick McDonnell, reveal some of life's essential truths when paired with the words of Eckhart Tolle. This makes a sweet gift for animal lovers.
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