Eckhart Tolle, spiritual teacher and best-selling author, just published a wonderful new interview with Patrick McDonnell on his website. Patrick collaborated with Mr. Eckhart on the book Guardians of Being in 2009.
In the interview, Patrick discusses the meditative art of comic strips, “Art can connect you back to spirit. The Power of Now spoke to the artist in me. Creating art is the quieting of the mind and finding presence in the midst of creation. To me, my cartoons are like little prayers or sutras.”
He also talks about a recent strip inspired by The Power of Now, “I was paying attention to my cat, Not Ootie, and observing how he lives in the now. As is the case every day, it was getting near dinner time, and he was letting me know “that the time is now”. So I drew this silly and demanding kitty version of the power of NOW.”
You can see the full interview — and lots of other great articles and videos — on Eckhart Tolle’s site