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5.0 out of 5 stars The Power of Now!, October 9, 2009
This review is from: Guardians of Being (Hardcover)
I just loved this book!
Patrick McDonnell and Eckhart Tolle make a great partnership of minds.

This tiny, extraordinary book absolutely captures the essence of Tolle's work illustrating his profound concepts using the example of animals, for whom 'being in the moment' is purely instinctual.

I looked at my cat after I read this amazing book and it occurred to me, wow! he lives ONLY in this moment of now! And I do not mean to sound trite here. Literally, he doesn't work on himself, he doesn't work on his parents, his kittenhood, which was spent roughing it on the street, does not exist for him anymore, nor does the future. When he was sick, he was just sick, not worried about the future, not resisting it, not comparing himself, not feeling sorry for himself.

Sunlight on his face, chasing a fly, curled up...I believe, far from trite, this is EXACTLY Tolle's point to us all. It is what living in the moment actually looks like - from a being that is just 'being,' that in fact only knows how to just live in the now.

McDonnell and Tolle have made a great example to their readers with this lovely, illustrated text of how to live in the moment. If you enjoy 'Guardians of Being' - and you absolutely will - check out two of my other favorite books by two of my favorite authors, the awesome Ariel and Shya Kane, Working on Yourself Doesn't Work: The 3 Simple Ideas That Will Instantaneously Transform Your Life and Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment Enjoy!
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Initial post: Dec 30, 2009 3:07:28 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 30, 2009 3:10:53 PM PST
What a helpful, well-written review: your opinion, then an assessment of presence in your cat (my favorite part!) and other recommendations! An enjoyable review from the heart--wish all reviews were like yours. Thank you and blessings for the new year! Namaste

Posted on Nov 17, 2010 9:23:43 AM PST
zencat says:
What an amazing and beautiful review you wrote about this book, which I plan to buy. I am so grateful to you for your words and your observations on your cat! I have two and they are great teachers of the moment with lessons on being present here and now!

Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2011 3:01:12 PM PST
lisarenee62 says:
What an awesome review, reading it made me think of my own observations having listened to most of Tolle's teachings, he is always in the present moment, unless of course I get in his space when he chooses for me not to be! Lol think I will try this book!

Posted on Nov 9, 2014 4:29:54 AM PST
JodyJ says:
Thank you for your insightful review! It led me to purchase this book along with 2 of the Kane's books whom I have never heard of until I read your recommendation. Much appreciated!
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