One Little Book, Big Life Lessons for Your Heart and Soul

Graphic created by the author (Amanda Jean) with Canva Pro.

It was a ten minute drive from my house to my friend’s farm.

I took a deep breath and tried to release the gripping tension in my shoulders. It had been a while since I’d slipped away for some “me time.”

Chatting about life as we cared for her horses was a perfect break from the duties of being a mother of six.

I parked my car and went to the back door of her charming old cabin. Noticing me through the window that made up the top half of the door, she waved me in.

Her dog happily greeted me, as he always did.

Before pouring coffee to take to the barn, she placed a yellow-orange colored hardback book into my hands.

“Sit down and enjoy this. You will just love this one, it’s sooo good!


Was it ever!

The book was Guardians of Being – words by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle and illustrations by the creator of MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell.

The lessons within this delightful and simple yet profound book need to be shared now more than ever.

We have forgotten how to be – to be still, to be ourselves, to be where life is: Here and Now.

-Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart teaches you how to be still, be yourself, and just be in the here and now.

Whenever I need a reminder of how to “just be,” I pull it off the bookshelf to enjoy! With each page, a smile spreads across my face as my thoughts settle on the present moment.

The photos below are of some of my favorite pages…

Photo by Amanda Jean – A page from Guardians of Being.

Photo by Amanda Jean – A page from Guardians of Being.

Photo by Amanda Jean – A page from Guardians of Being.

Aren’t they delightful?

I’m forever grateful to my friend for sharing this book with me.

I purchased my hardcover copy, used from eBay, years ago. Today, I found several Buy it Now eBay listings priced below $5!

Screen capture by Amanda Jean, from

I can’t wait to share other books by Eckhart.

In addition to books, he offers many other resources available at

One of his online programs, Being The Light, begins on August 1st (2022). Enrollment ends on July 28th. I have no affiliation with his website.

I just love Eckhart and the wisdom he has to share!


Have you already read this book? If not, let me know if you plan to read it!

Until next time…

Amanda Jean

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