Thoughts are very powerful, and our underlying intentions are everything.
How can we see things as they really are? It’s important, don’t you think? For example, honesty can seem like meanness when, really, it may be love. Niceness can seem loving when, really, it may not be at all. People can wish us dead and still be polite to us. And people can, sometimes, seem harsh when, in fact, they would give their life for us.
The behaviour of a person does not necessarily correspond with their underlying intention. If we can’t see people clearly, we can end up trusting people and situations that are not in our best interest and dismissing people and situations which would make our life better and happier. It is not just in regard to little things, either. If we understand the far-reaching and powerful effect of thought, we realise that it can even be a life and death matter. This is why thoughts are so powerful and why everything depends upon underlying intentions.