One of the choices why I choose to give global (political ) motivational speeches is because I have invented for myself the possibility to create freedom anywhere and in any situation through the practice of non-violent resistance in the face of oppression. Two days ago I was touched, moved and inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi whom came here to London in the UK to give speeches in a historic address to both Houses of Parliament. Like the South African leader Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi has become an international symbol of peaceful resistance in the face of oppression. The 66-year-old spent most of the last two decades in some form of detention because of her efforts to bring democracy to military-ruled Burma. During periods of confinement, Ms Suu Kyi busied herself studying and exercising. She meditated, worked on her French and Japanese language skills, and relaxed by playing Bach on the piano. But during her early years of detention, she was often in solitary confinement. She was not allowed to see her two sons or her husband, who died of cancer in March 1999.
“The military government called national elections in May 1990.”
Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD convincingly won the polls, despite the fact that she herself was under house arrest and disqualified from standing.
“I joined the London Fire Brigade as a firefighter in April 1990 .”
Within days I started my campaign to speak out against oppression and unfair treatment. And like Ms Suu Kyi, I also started my journey to learn lessons in ” How to master the tools of life even during tough times” . You can read all about it here in my new book: ” Firefighting from within”