I'm making my first request of you.  I would like to get your response, thoughts, or feelings when you read this quote from Marianne Wilson.  A response of any length will be fine.

If you would be willing to send me an email with "Quote" in the subject line I'd appreciate hearing from you.  Email:  lorenzo1776@comcast.net

Thank you.

There is no right or wrong, better or worse response.  I remember what my response was the first time I heard this. 

This passage is commonly incorrectly attributed to Nelson Mandela's 1994 Inaugural Address.

It actually comes from the book "A Return To Love" (1992) by Marianne Williamson.  Here is the full quote:

"...Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? 
Actually, who are you not to be? 

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. 
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. 
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."