Positive Mind

Thanks to Body, Mind and Modem for a great posting on the Positive Mind. I’m especially partial to the statement:

…one of those four principles was “Extend Ki”. I imagined that somehow, perhaps after years of training, or through some sudden revelation, I would discover what Ki was, and – if I was real lucky – how exactly you “extend” it.

But then Maruyama Sensei made things a whole lot simpler for me. One day, he changed what that principle said. He changed it to “Develop your positive mind.” After that, things started to get a bit more clear. Ki, it turned out, was not some magical power foreign to most humans. It was something that most of us had already experienced. Ki was thinking positive, believing in yourself, having faith…

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