“I have lived with many Zen masters, all of them cats.”
There are many famous ”guardians of being” like the Buddha and Lao Tzu. Eckhart Tolle advises in his book Guardians of Being, to look no further than your dog or cat for your spiritual enlightenment. “It’s so wonderful to watch an animal, because an animal has no opinion about itself. It is.”
Actually all of nature is waiting to teach you how to Be. “Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still it is, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.”
Tolle joins his minimalist, soothing text with the sweetly comic illustrations of Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the comic strip Mutts. The result is simple and satisfying. You will smile big smiles. For a moment, you might just Be.
“Celebrate life by being completely present.”