Guardians of Being

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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 ...

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Overview


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.

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Editorial Reviews

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This book enjoyed the best possible birth: It came into being because an artist discovered his affinity with an author. When "MUTTS" cartoonist Patrick McDonnell (The Gift of Nothing; Hug Time) chanced upon Eckhart Tolle's writings, he realized almost instantly that he wanted to collaborate with him. The resulting project displays the gifts of both the spiritual teacher and thought-provoking comics illustrator.
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

“Beautiful, thought-provoking, and enlightening...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

“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.”
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577316718
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 67,006
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author


Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Power of Now and A New Earth. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Patrick McDonnell, the creator of MUTTS, has more than twenty books in print, including the New York Times bestsellers The Gift of Nothing and Hug Time. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Karen and formerly feral feline MeeMow.

Biography

Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany in 1948. He spent his teenage years living with his father in Spain, then moved in his early 20s to England where he attended the Universities of London and Cambridge. Following a period of intense personal crisis, he underwent a profound spiritual awakening at the age of 29. He embarked on a long, transformative inner journey that effectively dissolved his old identity and changed the course of his life. Today he is recognized as a great spiritual counselor and an author of inspirational self-help guides. He remains unaffiliated with any organized religion or specific philosophical tradition.

In his first book, The Power of Now (1999), Tolle stressed the importance of living, fully present, in the moment. His powerful message of active self-awareness resonated with millions of readers -- including kingmaker Oprah Winfrey -- and launched a range of related literature and teaching materials. In 2008, Winfrey selected another Tolle title, A New Earth, for her influential Book Club, joining the author for an online workshop. A sought-after public speaker, Tolle travels extensively, taking his teachings throughout the world.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Ulrich Leonard Tolle (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Vancouver, BC, Canada
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 16, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Lünen, Germany
    1. Education:
      University of London; Cambridge University

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    DOG IS MY CO-PILOT

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2010

    A great gift

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2010

    Perfect Combination of form and content

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

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    Awesome!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2010

    Something to think about.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Gentle reminders

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Excellent example of bringing one into the moment.

    A book everyone can relate to and with out even thinking about it your in the "present moment"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2011

    Regretted purchase

    I purchased this for my Nook. The printing on my issue was so faded I could barely read it. I have read many books about how our pets touch are lives.......was not impressed with this whimsical version.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    A sweet look at what pets can teach us about life

    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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