The  Philosophy of Morihei

Masaka Agatsu Katsu Haya Hi

Practical Philosophy

the Four Elements


Philosophyis essential for understanding the eastern arts of Aikido and Zen Brush. There is a balance in the connection between thinking and doing: if one only thinks there is no agency and if one only acts the agency is thoughtless and uncultivated. But what most of us are after is thoughtful agency. This is referred to as the Mind/Body connection. Socrates said the unexamined life is not worth living.

To distinguish this mind/body philosophical approach from traditional Western philosophy, I use the term: 

Practical Philosophy.