Masaka Agatsu Katsu Haya Hi

Practical Philosophy

the Four Elements

Kotodama

Philosophy is critical for understanding the eastern arts of Aikido and Zen Brush; There is a critical balance in the mind/body connection between thinking and doing: if one only thinks there is no agency and if one only acts the agency is thoughtless and uncultivated.After all, Socrates said an unexamined life is not worth living.


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

Misogi

The  Philosophy of Morihei