To Become a Living Art: The Life Story of Roy Shingen Goldberg Sensei with Charlie Siegel
Delve into the profound and empowering life of Roy Shingen Goldberg Sensei: a life encompassing the values of cultivating inner growth, self-discipline, and eternally striving to be the best version of oneself. His eventual success as the highest-ranking non-Japanese practitioner of the ancient samurai martial art of Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu is only a part of his incredible life story.
As you read through from his humble beginnings in the 1950s to today, Roy’s sense of humor, relaxed storytelling, and infectiously invigorating inner drive will begin to feel like speaking with an old friend. Written by one of his private students and a bestselling author of multiple books, Charlie Siegel, this book is filled with Roy’s personal anecdotes and observations, and firsthand stories by Charlie and many of Roy’s other students, friends, and family.
Roy Goldberg shares his life story here as a means of expressing the message that we can all become our best selves when we set our minds on a path of greatness. As this book shares, life’s myriad experiences are not setbacks or roadblocks; they are merely steppingstones that make us stronger when we climb over them with a shugyo mentality.
Bio: Charlie Siegel is a bestselling author of fiction/fantasy, inspirational poetry, and the biography of his Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu martial arts instructor, Roy Shingen Goldberg Sensei. Designed to uplift and heal, his works tug on the heartstrings and call to us all to rise above the heaviness and the doldrums and find those things that call to us in life, that inspire us and help us to live as our true selves.
His first book "Conversations with an Angel: A story of healing through the passageways of grief" was released in 2017 and his second book, "When You Realize How Perfect Everything Is", which is co-authored with his grandfather, NY Times Bestselling Author Dr. Bernie Siegel, was released in 2020. His third book, "To Become a Living Art: The life story of Roy Shingen Goldberg Sensei" was released in 2022, with the Revised Edition being released 1 year later in 2023. He is already at work on his next book.
Charlie is also a professional fine art nature, wildlife and landscape photographer, and has featured a few images of his work of the northern lights over Iceland on the cover and some of the final pages within his first book, as well as fully illustrated his second with a variety of his photographs. Some of his images from Japan are also featured in "To Become a Living Art." His photography is available and visible on social media (Facebook and Instagram) by searching @NaturePhotobySC and can be purchased in a variety of prints and merchandise on his website www.NaturePhotobySC.com He can be contacted directly on there to ask questions or to discuss anything in regards to his works. His social media focused on his written works is @AuthorCharlieSiegel on Facebook and Instagram.
Charlie was raised in a spiritual environment, honoring nature and respecting the Universe. This expresses itself in his writing, where he blends fantastical experiences with everyday life, to help people to find the magic and inspiration surrounding them and within themselves. Charlie has also been training in the martial arts since he was 4 years old and shares through the life story of his teacher how one can find success through passion, heart, grit and determination. He shows how the martial arts can transcend self-defense and become a powerful vehicle to learn to connect within yourself and with the world around you.
With a background in inspirational poetry, his work often has a soothing flow to it, with a use of original and descriptive metaphors that paint a picture for the reader, not only of the scene involved, but of the meaning therein. His works are often archetypal, designed to connect with issues or struggles many may experience, and offer help and guidance to work through it and learn the lessons life can teach us, efficiently and effectively, while allowing you to get lost in the story at the same time.
He hopes you find his work to be comforting and healing and invites you to explore his photography pages on social media to further see his works to uplift the soul and spread The Light.