“Millions of people who otherwise would be completely lost in their minds and in endless past and future concerns are taken back by their dog or cat into the present moment, again and again, and reminded of the joy of Being.” – Page 60
Guardians of Being is a book that I know every pet lover in the world will fall in love with. If you love cats, you’ll absolutely delight in this adorable book.
The author, Eckhart Tolle, is probably best known for his wonderful book The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. As for the illustrator Patrick McDonnell? Oh, he’s only the creator of the comic strip that Peanut creator Charles Shultz called “One of the best comic strips of all time.” – MUTTS. And he’s an amazingly talented individual! What I love most about Patrick McDonnell’s work is how amazingly obvious it is that he doesn’t just love animals, he GETS them. The smallest of details in his illustrations show what the dog or cat is thinking and the rest of us who love our pets to distraction identify with his drawings.
We also can identify 100 percent with the beautiful way Eckhart Tolle uses animals to teach lessons. Animals are used throughout the book in illustrations that you won’t be able to take your eyes off and words that’ll lodge in your heart forever. Eckhart Tolle uses pets to teach us powerful lessons because as he says, “Everything natural, every flower or tree, and every animal have important lessons to teach us…”
“The vital function that pets fulfill in this world hasn’t been fully recognized. They keep millions of people sane.” – From Guardians of Being
Not only will all cat lovers (and dog lovers!) want to buy a copy of Guardians of Being right away, I’m sure you’ll want to buy a copy or two for loved ones. This is a very, very special book.