On Guardians of Being
A Celebration of the Gift of Our Companion Animals
By Patrick McDonnell
“Everything natural, every flower or tree, and every animal have important lessons to teach us…” - Eckhart Tolle
Guardians of Being (words by Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now and A New Earth and art by Patrick McDonnell, creator of MUTTS) celebrates the reason we love our companion animals. It illuminates for us their divine purpose. While we are lost in our thoughts and busyness of everyday life, they have become our guardians of being. They can bring us into the present moment and reconnect us to the one source of all life.
Guardians of Being is a collaboration of Eckhart’s teachings and my cartoon illustrations. As does all of Eckhart Tolle’s work, Guardians of Being teaches us about finding inner peace by living in the now, the transformation of our consciousness, and the arising of a more enlightened humanity. The primary signposts in this new book are all of nature and, in particular, our beloved dogs and cats.