I read somewhere that humans on an average go through approximately 60,000 thoughts daily which I guess includes both conscious and subconscious. Our thoughts matter alot to ourselves and sometimes to the entire world. They are arguably the most true and pure reality of a person's personality and identity. They make us who we are. We all have good and evil thoughts and I guess at the end of the day that's what makes us human. To capitalize on the good one's and wrestle with the evil one's. I consider our thoughts to be the "initiative". Some of these initiatives translate into actions while some wither away. But my sole argument is that we should always monitor our thoughts and not let them go haywire inside our minds. We should establish a conscious radar in our minds which should be an autonomous body. The radar should be encrypted with rules of the game for e.g if you decide never to think of unethical/evil plotting against someone and when you subconsciously/consciously initiate such a sequence then immediately sound the alarm and seize all such unwanted activities. If we don't monitor and control such pernicious thoughts then the difference between humans and animals will start to shrink. There should be some thoughts forbidden to ponder on once one is logically convinced about the detrimental effects they can cause. I'm of the view that evil thoughts gain momentum when revisited and can lead to undesirable action by clouding the rational approach. I feel when one visualizes evil thoughts in one's mind then that person is feeding the devil. They can make the cursed one stronger and the host weaker.
So the moral of this post is to keep thoughts clean and constructive if one desires for a purged soul. Certain thoughts can lead to a person's total failure in all dimensions while some can surge him/her to the ultimate level. Never forget that your thoughts are constantly evaluated by the supreme being. Indeed our thoughts are the playground for both good and evil.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves - Buddha