search (one's) heart

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search (one's) heart

To carefully consider or think about one's own emotions about or motivations for something. We're asking upper management to search their hearts and realize that this decision will negatively impact every employee in the company. I know you're hurt right now, but search your heart—you know that breaking up was the right thing to do.
See also: heart, search

search your ˈheart/ˈsoul/ˈconscience

(formal) think carefully about your feelings or your reasons for doing something: If I searched my heart I’d probably find that I don’t always tell the truth. ▶ ˈheart-searching, ˈsoul-searching nouns: His divorce forced him to do a lot of soul-searching.
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Jacob Hill huddersfield examiner Missing Fartown man's body found after reservoir search My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Why I must lose Standing all alone at the end of the pier I think about my life and why I'm here For my heart's been broken so many, many times By people who said they loved me but then turned Around said goodbye and left me and my heart to Slowly die Why oh why must I lose so soon The ones I love so much Why must I lose their warm embrace And soft tender touch Why must I lose their soft sweet kisses And why must my heart be broken Into lots of little pieces So as I stand here in the cold and dark I wrack my brains and search my heart Trying to find an answer as to why The ones I love keep on saying goodbye to me DONALD JOHN TYE, Wallsend