The Heart Chakra, when balanced gives a sense of calm , clear-sightedness and tolerance of others. We know where we want to go and can hold our own ground as well. When the Heart Chakra is out of balance it is easy to lose our own understanding of our relationship with the world, becoming possessive or obsessive, constantly seeking reassurance, experiencing self doubt and lack of self worth. These imbalances can lead to cold, emotionless power seeking, intolerance, prejudice and cruelty. On the other hand there can also be an overwhelming sense of personal responsibility for others problems, leading to desperate self-sacrifice and guilt that undermines all sense of self worth.