There are moments when silence, prolong’d and unbroken,
More expressive may be than all words ever spoken,
It is when the heart has an instinct of what
In the heart of another is passing.
Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton)—Lucile. Pt. II. Canto I. St. 20.
How often do you quiet yourself in conversation to better look upon the heart of another? Your heart is better able to take impressions of the world around it when it is at rest. When the waters of your heart are disturbed, the feeling patterns you receive become distorted on their way inward. These distortions are the basis of all feeling misperception.