And of course a few people do not like the implication that the taller person is above the shorter person, and conflate that meaning into an insult.
So with some work on the language I have come up with the following improved harmony statement.
I will bow optimally low so that I can meet the other in the eye with respect.
Which of course those educated in Japanese culture will then criticize that looking in the other persons eye is itself an insult, and the subject should be looking down if respect is what they intend to imply.
Where as in the criminal world, to look down and away from an angry eye, may likely provoke the other to respond even harder with the opportunity permitted by not watching the opponent. Thus the violent will keep their eyes on the other, even if only on their feet/knees/hips to ensure watching of body position.
There is much to be learned from the bowing custom of Aikido.
I nod my head to my wife and smile, I tip my hat to a good cricket shot, I bow to a Japanese ambassador, I write a respectful letter to government. All those follow from bowing alignment with aikido.