Being a man, listening to my heart does not come easy. I am thankful My wife helped me. That help has made a major difference in my relationships with others and my prayers. Also, some hurts make it difficult for anyone to listen to their heart because those hurts block or filter hearing the heart. I have noted that many have not understood relationships or prayer due to what appears not really hearing from their heart. Journaling is one tool that helped me. Perhaps others may have some helpful thoughts from their own experiences. I invite you to share them.