Heart – it’s a word with many meanings, constantly shifting. We may associate the heart with love and passion, with sincerity and empathy, and even with higher ideals like truth, morals, and a kind of inner wisdom that’s entirely separate from that which comes from formal education and intellectual knowledge. How many times have you heard the advice, “Listen to your heart” or “Be true to your heart”?
For some, the heart is the hub of our emotions, desires, values, and ultimately, our personality. For others, the heart is only a blood-pumping organ, and the explanation for how our personalities form is far more complex.