Okay, a lot of you guys are obviously very polite and don't want to just come out and say it, but please, if you think I'm wrong, just say so, and then give your reasons for disagreeing with me. Feel free to point out the flaws in my argument or to debate with me on why my hypothesis does not hold up.
But please, stop giving me just your opinions, because that doesn't contribute to the discussion. If you think I'm wrong then by all means tell me, and then give me all the reasons why you think I'm wrong. Don't just give me your opinion.
I get the feeling that a lot of people want to dismiss my theory outright as they're uncomfortable with the idea that they might not be in complete control of themselves. I don't understand why some of you seem to find the idea of an aura affecting the subconsious mind and emotions hard to even consider, since it's scientifically validated that there is a energy field around the human body, and that everything is energy, including your thoughts and feelings. Thus it rationally follows that your thoughts and feelings can leave impressions on your aura and gradually over time alter it in subtle ways. We humans are composite beings, so it only makes sense that our personal energy field acts upon our physical and mental systems to color our moods, thoughts etc...
Some people have talked about how you need to just consciously and deliberately choose your thoughts; well, I too would like to be in conscious control of my thoughts all the time, but I think it's pretty obvious to all that it's not gonna happen. Get real. I'd say that we can be in conscious control of our thoughts maybe 5% of the time, maybe 10% if we try really hard. The essential message of that attitude is that you just need to have better self-control. It's unrealistic and irresponsible to promote such an ideal as the solution, to say the least.
The undeniable truth is that we have very little control over our subconscious, and what I'm trying to say is that I believe the subconscious is to a large extent influenced by the subtle energies and images in the aura. It's highly naive and simplistic to say that all you have to do is to choose to change your thoughts and then you'll be able to do it.
I'm willing to bet that many here will testify as to how they when they try to do just that they feel as though there is an actual opposing force actively resisting them.
Look, I think some people might have gotten the wrong idea about what I'm trying to say. I'm not trying to shift the blame, so to speak, by suggesting that it's all the aura's fault. What I'm trying to say is that it's time we seriously take into account the fact that self-improvement is a lot harder than it reasonably should be, and consider why this might be. Self-improvement is not as simple and straightforward as popularly presented, which is why it is presently falling far below its potential. The majority of people get very little results to show for their effort in the end, and I think it's because we're not getting the full picture. I think a lot of people will know what I'm talking about when I say that at times you wonder if there's something wrong with you, since you sometimes feel like something is actually fighting you and your attempts at change.
I didn't actually expect so many people to reply to this thread to be honest. I was going to put up PART II today which was going to be my solution to this problem, but now I guess I'll have to do it tomorrow.