“Motto,” by Koretoshi Maruyama

“I have written the following membership motto for members of Aikido Yuishinkai. I encourage you to read them aloud each morning and night to keep your subconscious in a positive state of mind.” – Koretoshi Maruyama

I am mind itself.

If I hold positive thoughts in my mind, good things are likely to happen.

Holding negative thoughts in my mind works against my best interests.

Therefore, even if my body suffers physically, my mind remains optimistic.

Even if I encounter obstacles, my mind is never defeated.

Daily I fill my heart with thoughts of joy, gratitude and hope.

I face each new day with a bright and optimistic spirit,

which I express in word and deed.

I have faith in life, and life responds in kind.


  1. …as always, appreciate receiving the wisdom here that I otherwise have not had the opportunity to learn.

  2. Seems like a good mindset for life.

  3. Basil Rozells says:

    Since 1965,I have followed Koichi Tohei’s Ki principles & now,what Koretoshi Maruyama writes re-enforces this & my own beliefs.Thank you,all the centred aikidoists that HAVE helped me on my life journey!!

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