I agree that is the case for those you mention. Thus they are not being honest with themselves. Maybe they are yet to find true self honesty.
We're talking about aikido as a spiritual practice. If that means anything at all, it means helping people develop such traits as self honesty.
So how does telling them to move "with correct feeling" help them do that?
Semantic debates bore me. Help me improve my aikido, or help me teach aikido more effectively.