What is your intention when you do an Aikido technique? When you do a shiho nage or kote gaeshi what do you intend to happen to uke?
What a wonderful question! I should try to say something profound
I want it to be joyous, like a dance. I want uke to feel that this was the best outcome imaginable. I want to feel a flow without interruptions or awkward corners. And I want us both to feel better afterward.
Maybe aikido should be regarded as healing. It is definitely an art. A healing art?