“You are perfect” – An affirmation of delusion

“You are perfect in every way” – a powerful statement with a tall and lofty claim.

I came across this statement recently and many such versions do pop up regularly on people’s media feeds, whatsapp forwards and such other places. I used the word “powerful” because I assume that’s the purpose of such quotes, to make you feel absolute and whole in your existence.

However, when I read it recently, this new age mantra of affirmation struck me like a serrated double- edged sword. While, it might prescribe itself to be empowering, I find it highly delusional in it’s good naturedness. And I’ll tell you why in the next few paragraphs.