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How emotions change the shape of your heart

No other organ, perhaps no other object in human life, is as imbued with metaphor and meaning as the human heart. Over the course of history, the heart has been a symbol of our emotional lives. It was considered by many to be the seat of the soul, the repository of the emotions. The very word “emotion” stems in part from the French verb “émouvoir,” meaning “to stir up.” And perhaps it’s only logical that emotions would be linked to an organ characterized by its agitated movement.

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