A student asks his teacher: “I have a question about Deuteronomy 6:6, which says, ‘And these words, which I command you this day, shall be upon your heart’. Why is it said this way? Why are we not told to place them in our heart?” The teacher responds: “It is not within the power of human beings to place the divine teachings directly in their hearts. All we can do is place them on the surface of the heart so that when the heart breaks they drop in.
— Hasidic story