This is a remarkably open and honest account about a man’s life, his troubles, his joys and his never ending search for O-Sensei’s Aikido, that and the greatest of desires to share with you the treasures he found. Tony is a man challenged throughout his life by dyslexia, his search for expression through words being difficult but his meaning remains clear. Do not waste your thoughts in finding fault with some small detail that is irrelevant in the great scheme of things but instead look for the metaphorically bright gems with which to illuminate your own path.
"As soon as you concern yourself with the "good" and "bad" of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others, weakens and defeats you." O-Sensei.
They say you can count the seeds in an apple but you cannot count the apples in a seed; look for the seed of truth in Tony Sargeant’s words. No matter what your style of Aikido or your level of interest there will be something here to make life better and perhaps take you that next step closer to O-Sensei.
There will be, by the nature of life itself some controversy and many contradictions, or seeming contradictions; in appearance they are opposites but in essence they are partners in harmony, there is a place in the middle where they are one; seek this understanding yourself. . . you will find it if you try.