Om shanti. When we especially want to express deep feelings, we refer to the heart. For instance, we say, “in my heart, I feel that I want to make true, spiritual effort,” or we say, “I want to remember God with my heart” or “I don’t want to keep anything else in my heart”. When the heart expresses itself in this way, then the mind and intellect listen to what is in the heart. They accept and obey. Otherwise the mind and intellect don’t tend to listen to the heart. They go off in their own direction and do their own thing. Sometimes they get confused; sometimes they are disobedient.
The ability to realize one’s own mistake happens in the heart. When there is a deep feeling in my heart about something, that is, when I realize something deep within, only then will my intellect work well. Realization happens in the heart. This is different from what happens in the conscience. The intellect has a subtle connection with the conscience, which helps us to discern right from wrong. But realization and deep understanding happen in the heart.
Think about these things and understand how to keep God in your heart.