The thoughts you think can be cultivated to be based in love, but it’ll take much practice to develop the discipline necessary to notice the nonsense of your unguarded thoughts.
“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” ~ The Buddha
There are as many different views of life as there are people. Not any one is entirely right or wrong. We each have our unique way of perceiving and interpreting life, but that’s not where our differences manifest from. The base of what’s perceived and our interpretations is where our differences start to create separation in unity and thats when conflicts ensue, but the conflict is with oneself. If we all viewed life from the base of love than love would be the base of existence.
Life is Universally base in love, but then comes each individual perception and interpretation. This is where the break down occurs. Because the mind isn’t taught discipline as we are growing up, it runs rampart, trying to satisfy pleasures and desires that are created by an undisciplined mind. Our unguarded thoughts are our greatest misgiving, to ourselves and to all beings.That’s why we’re our own worst enemy.
If all we had were thoughts of love, conflict within ourselves would be non existent. And if we have no conflict with ourselves we wouldn’t have any conflict with others. No one can do the harm to us, we do it to ourselves. But when we get quiet and this becomes known, we can start becoming aware of our unguarded thoughts and stop being our own enemy. We can then start loving ourselves the way the Universe intended, and in the process love all beings.