PROVERBS 4:23 “ABOVE ALL ELSE, GUARD YOUR HEART, FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO FLOWS FROM IT.”
Essential advice for living. Regularly meditate on the motives for our actions. The HEART here is figuratively the seat of our motivation and EMOTIONS. Think about WHY we do what we do. There is always a selfish component in there somewhere. But our goal, over time, is to reduce the self part and build on the un-self part. For true happiness, think how often our actions center on OTHERS’ (fellow humans’ and God’s) INTERESTS.