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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 wittThis 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....

Title : Guardians of Being
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ISBN : 9781577316718
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Guardians of Being Reviews

  • Mel
    2018-11-17 07:04

    The human says, "I love myself", or, "I hate myself." The dog says, "Woof, woof," which, translated, means I am myself. I call that integrity -- being one with yourself.

  • Cornerofmadness
    2018-12-16 04:53

    Depending on who you are both of these names might be familiar. Tolle is a prolific spiritual writer and McDonnell is the artist forMuttscomic. They teamed up to produce this delightful little book. It’s really McDonnell’s art that makes the book. Tolle’s portion is to offer up zen sayings about life and the stillness of being etc but McDonnell’s art (using his Mutts characters) brings it to life. It’s a destressor of a book. The only drawback is it’s only worth the stiff hardback cover price if you plan on meditation on the art and the words of advice. I did get this as a gift for someone and from a club at reduced rates. I think I would have balked otherwise. Still, I love it and next time I get an offer from the club might get myself a copy to keep and reread when times get rough.

  • Tami
    2018-12-02 06:12

    We could learn a lot from our pets. Cats can spend hours perfectly relaxed in the warmth of a beam of light. Dogs are always fully present when they play. Cats and dogs live in the moment and are always fully present. They don’t doubt themselves or question their value. It is for this reason that they are the Guardians of Being. Guardians of Being is written by Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now and A New Earth. His words are then accompanied by illustrations by Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell. It’s a wonderful combination, creating a comic book look with real meaning. No doubt readers will find a variety of pages that resonate and inspire them.

  • ☘Misericordia☘⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ❂❤❣
    2018-12-04 22:48

    Just as the dog loves to chew bones, the human mind loves its problems. (c) This is exactly the case with so many people!!!

  • Charlie Traphagan
    2018-11-17 05:49

    A wonderfully light and fluffy read on our best friend and how they help guide us into being. :)

  • lita
    2018-12-03 01:00

    True happiness is found in simple, seemingly unremarkable things,But to be aware of little, quiet things, you need to be quiet insideA high degree of alertness is required.Be still. Look. Listen. Be present.---Most of us live in a world of mental abstraction, conceptualization, and image making - a world of thought.We are immersed in a continuous stream of mental noise.It seems that we can't stop thinking. ---Just as the dog loves to chew bones, the human mind loves its problems.

  • Ann Hoff
    2018-12-16 23:51

    This is a great book for any spiritual pet lover. I cried several times because it is poignant, wonderful and true. It is a great coffee table book, or a book to read when you are feeling unsupported. Instead of being so intense with Eckart Tolle just talking about spirit, it is lightened up with the cartoons from Patrick McDonnell. THis is a book I will cherish forever, and quote frequently. The world is better because this book exists.

  • ❄️✨ Kat ✨❄️
    2018-12-16 04:48

    "We are ultimately not separate, not from one another nor from any living thing - the flower, the tree, the cat, the dog. You can sense yourself in them, the essence of who you are. You could say God. There is a term, a Christian term which is beautiful.... loving the Creator in the creature."THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. I love Eckhart Tolle's writings, and paired with the illustrations of Patrick McDonnell, this book is absolutely perfect. It discusses how we should be more like animals. They simply live in the moment, the now, and they never worry about the small day-to-day problems like us humans do. All of us worry, worry, worry our lives away. This isn't how it's supposed to be. This book is a quick read, with amazing illustrations, and the blurbs written speak volumes. Highly recommended for anyone spiritual, and even those who are not would probably enjoy this greatly written book.

  • Pamela Kramer
    2018-11-16 00:52

    Guardians of Being by Eckhart Tolle and Patrick McDonnell is a little gem of a book for any animal lover.The iconic drawings of Patrick McDonnell (of Mutts) and the thoughts that Eckhart Tolle creates to accompany them are truly delightful."The vital function that pets fulfill in this world hasn't been fully recognized. They keep millions of people sane." And the dog in the illustration is looking back at the man at the other end of the leash and saying, "heal."The message, told in many different ways, is to enjoy life, savor each moment, and simply BE."Dogs emanate a goodness that people respond to. One of the joys of walking your dog is that often people come up to you and immediately their hearts open. They are not interested in you, of course. They want to pat your dog." As any dog owner knows -- too true.Walk a dog through a park and children will surround it. They won't even notice the person at the end of the leash -- it's all about the dog. And that's fine with the dog.Read the whole review at: http://www.examiner.com/book-in-natio...

  • Kim
    2018-11-18 04:08

    Chris brought this book home from the library yesterday and I just sat down to thumb through it and found myself sucked in. It's a quick read, but one you'll want to go through more than once. The illustrations are delightful and really touching, fellow pet owners / animal lovers will agree. And I've always loved the words of Eckhart Tolle, despite my knee-jerk reaction to the word "God." In short: Eckhart Tolle + Patrick McDonnell = Major Win.

  • Susan Faith
    2018-12-02 04:46

    I absolutely LOVE this little book. I picked it up on vacation at the Outer Banks a few years ago and keep it out where I can grab it at anytime to be renewed. Anyone with a pet should also have this book in their company. Even people without pets should have it. It is like a literary version of a snuggle pillow.

  • Doni
    2018-11-19 23:02

    Eckhart Tolle is one of my favourite modern day philosophers, and this book which touches on the irrefutable value pets and nature have in our lives, really hits home.

  • EThayer3
    2018-12-14 22:50

    I trid to read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle because I heard it was one of those life changing books but honestly, I couldn't get past the first chapter, it was dreadfully difficult and full of stuff that made no sense. I piced up Guardians of Being at a used booksale for only $1.00. It looked cute with the cartoonish drawings and easy reading. I take this book to be the children's version of The Power of Now but for adults.Yes, this one was much easier to understand and quite enjoyable. But as far as making my life better, no help there. He talks about how happy dogs and cats are because they are living in the moment and we need to more aware of what is going on now, like the rustle of leaves and the quiet of raindrops and then we, too, will be happy as the bees flitting from one flower to the next.That would be great if I had a billion dollars and didn't have to work and could spend all day with a good book in the back yard smelling the flowers and feeling the sunlight tickle my feet. But I don't live a dogs life. I would love to have the life he talks about but I have to work for a living and can't squeeze it all in. I give the book 4 stars for cuteness, ease of reading and making good points and 2 stars for giving real helpful information, averaging out to a 3

  • Jen
    2018-12-14 23:11

    I love this little gem of a book. It was just what I needed today. The illustrations by Patrick McDonnell of Mutts fame perfectly complement the Tolle's sort of koans about why dogs and cats teach us to be still in the present moment and to enjoy life."The vital function that pets fulfill in this world hasn't been fully recognized.They keep millionsof people sane." (Image is a dog on a leash looking back at his owner and saying, "Heal.")"The dog has no self-image, good or bad,so he has no need to play roles,nor does he love himself of hate himself.He has no self!How to live free of the burden of self - what a great spiritual teaching.""I have livedwith manyZen masters,all of them cats.""Dogs emanate a goodness that people respond to.One of the joys of walking your dog is that often peoplecome up to you and immediately their hearts open.They are not interested in you, of course. They want to pat your dog."

  • Lilia
    2018-11-21 23:47

    I am subscribed to Eckhart Tolle‘s newsletter and the other day, thanks to it I learnt about a collaboration between Eckhart Tolle himself and Patrick McDonnell (the creator of the acclaimed comic strip MUTTS) on a book called Guardians of Being. What I have seen so far from it is cute, lovely, witty and thoughtful. Catching and reflecting the spirit of everything I’ve read from Tolle.Update 2016-01-19: Finally read it today, I just found out the original book was published in 2010https://theminimalism.wordpress.com/2...

  • Jordan Zwart
    2018-12-09 05:58

    I've always enjoyed well-illustrated books and I loved this one. The ending caught me off guard, as I'm a steadfast atheist and don't really care for things re: christianity, but to each their own. The book reads almost as if you were meditating. It's about being present in the moment, looking towards nature and animals to guide you to that presence. I liked it as a personal reminder to slow things down (including my own thoughts) and to just BE. It makes for great 'coffee table' reading and I've found myself going back to it (already) during times of stress.

  • Jamil
    2018-12-15 01:01

    I know nothing about Eckhart Tolle, but judging by this book (which may or may not be fair), his "philosophy" is just a deculturated buddhism.I am really fond of Patrick McDonnell's MUTTS though, and my only disappointment was that some of the illustrations were repurposed from old strips and not unique to this book.My favorite bit was this line: "I have lived with many Zen Masters, all of them cats."

  • Kellie
    2018-12-05 07:03

    I love this book so much I want to buy myself and a couple of others a copy. It's very zen, explaining how we should be more like our best dog or our best cat. I love Patrick McConnell's illustrations and I love Mutts. There are some really great moments in this book, and I can't wait to share it with some friends.

  • Lorraine Grabauskas
    2018-11-16 04:57

    Very calmingI love Patrick McDonnell's comic strip, "Mutts". I decided to buy this book because of him. I also really like what Eckhart Tolls says about humans needing to look at the world like animals do. We can be much happier and calmer.I gave the book 4 stars instead of 5 because some of the print is very small and I was not able to make it bigger on my Kindle.

  • Matthew Felten
    2018-12-14 02:56

    This was a great quick read!! It could be read by children or even by adults! It would be a great waiting-room book, or coffee table book!! Some of the teachings from "The Power of Now" come into play, but mostly it talks about enjoying what we already have. I definitely recommend it!!

  • Alisha Pants
    2018-11-26 03:44

    "Dogs emanate a goodness people respond to. One of the joys of walking your dog is that often people come up to you and immediately their hearts open.They are not interested in you, of course.They want to pat your dog."

  • Laura Suecheck
    2018-12-06 05:52

    This is a touching book, that promises to be a tear jerker for anyone who loves their pets and is into mindfulness. I experienced a lot of joy while reading this book, and will re-read again and again.

  • Migs Fiel
    2018-11-30 07:14

    A very eye-opening and thought-provoking book about being. This is a very important book if you want to live and be. I felt different about our dogs after reading this.

  • Felix
    2018-11-27 06:52

    I have cats, and somehow what's written in this book is absolutely right. Plus, amazing illustrations make it flows seamlessly; such a great collab. Definitely the child's book for grown-ups.

  • Kate Nelson
    2018-11-25 07:00

    Wow! I picked this book up from the library on a whim and I am so glad I did. Strongly recommend to anyone that has a little pup of their own. How amazing dogs are!

  • Dan
    2018-12-11 03:48

    "You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don't have a life. You are life."

  • Annmarie (Annie) Kostyk
    2018-12-15 07:02

    You'll finish this little gem in less than 10 minutes even with some reflection. I won't say more except the illustrations are moving.

  • José Miguel Urzúa
    2018-12-13 07:07

    AmazingThe words alone were amazing, but combined with the artwork....trully a book to hold on to.For kids ages 7 to 100.

  • Tracy
    2018-11-29 01:08

    love this book. art is lovely and the saying about as zen as you can get. get lost in the art and you will feel very zen

  • D.G. Underwood
    2018-11-25 07:13

    It is hard to not like a book about our dogs and cats!