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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: New World Library (November 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781608681198
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608681198
  • ASIN: 160868119X
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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“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

About 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.

More About the Author

Spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of twenty-nine a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating, and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work in London with individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher. Since 1995 he has lived in Vancouver, Canada.

Eckhart Tolle is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time. In 2008, A New Earth became the first spiritual book to be selected for Oprah's Book Club as well as the subject of a ten-week online workshop co-taught by Eckhart and Oprah.

Eckhart's profound yet simple teachings have helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet.

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I love Eckhart Tolle and I love dogs.
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It gently reminds us all of the beauty found in the animal world and what we can learn from them.
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My 8 year old daughter and I love this book!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Peter Lakanen on March 7, 2012
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Do you have a low tolerance for Eckhart Tolle, but still think he probably has some good ideas? Do you love animals, specifically pets, more specifically dogs and cats? Do you love simple, eloquent artwork reminiscent of your favorite newspaper comic strips?

Then this is the book for you.

Wonderful.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn Dalrymple VINE VOICE on November 18, 2011
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Guardians of Being: Spiritual Teachings from Our Dogs and Cats is an impressive volume. It is light, airy (as in light and free), yet, serious and it carries a valuable message.

The book reminds us of what lessons our cats and dogs teach us whether or not we realize they are being our spiritual guides. Artist Patrick McDonnell (MUTTS) draws his playful scenes while author Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth) adds contemplative lines of script that bring to mind the joyous state in which our pets live as we struggle with- well - just about everything.

The book makes me smile and think - a great combination. It would make an excellent gift for young or old, and everyone in between. It's well worth the price; I'm enjoying it, tremendously.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By eric boh on January 13, 2013
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Heat warming, sweet, very real and so true. I say this as "Zoe", our 8 mo old golden doodle looks on affectionally. Eckard's books are a essential as the "Guardians of Being". Please do yourself and all of us the positive act of reading all of Mr. Tolle's books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Woodrum on January 21, 2014
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I got this for my grandson to introduce him to mindfulness. Great little book for children or adults. I will be ordering more as gifts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Happy29 on October 22, 2013
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It's a sweet book, but I guess I was expecting more. Certainly, not worth the $10 Kindle price, at least not to me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By My dogs' mom on October 7, 2013
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A book to read on a daily basis to remind yourself to forget yourself. And who better to help you with that spiritual quest than your loving pet?! Feel the peace wash over you.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T.C.Hill on February 6, 2013
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My vet suggested this book after we had to decide to end our pet's suffering...It was so helpful and real.
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After reading 'The Power of Now,' I was looking for something a little bit more substantive. It's cute and definitely sends the right message though, especially for a child. I gave my copy to my 11 year old niece. It's never to early an age to start teaching children the right things in life. I hope her parents read it too. They could benefit from it as well.
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