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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We searched our hearts for answers and asked endless questions why, still we cannot understand, no matter how we try.
We've searched our hearts for answers and asked endless questions why, yet still we cannot understand no matter how we try.
We've searched our hearts for answers, and asked endless questions, why?