Re: Poll: How important is the philosophy of aikido in your everyday aikido training?
Western philosophy distinguishes mind, body & spirit but Aikido & other Eastern philosophies seek to unify, to 'blend'. To be a true student one must integrate the aikido philosophy, not only into training, but all aspects of life. Once integrated, behavior consistent with O Sensei's teaching becomes natural and flowing.
eg apply aikido philosophy to any struggle in your life and you will see to what I am referring.