This evening I sat for an hour in my meditation room and intended to cultivate the feeling of love and gratitude that is with me in varying degrees lately. Today I noticed that it was weaker, but it was a busy day at work and my attention had not been with my heart a lot. So I noticed during this meditation that the heart area feels contracted again , with an uncomfortable feeling that is almost painful. I put my hands on my chest and breathed into my heart for about 40 minutes and then decided to finish up with a Light meditation. It was somewhat better and there was warmth in the heart center afterwards. Well see how this develops.