Congratulations to Aung San Suu Kyi. An incredibly inspiring leader. She endured 15 years of house arrest and decades of hardship under the Myanmar Military Government, and this week she takes a seat in parliament with her party having the majority of seats. A historic moment.
They threatened her life, and led the Depayin Massacre against her.
She would not leave.
They left her house in disrepair and powerless after a hurricane.
She lived for a year by candelight.
They dared her to miss her son’s lives and her husband’s death by staying.
She stayed anyway.
She said: “The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. Fear is a habit. I am not afraid.”
In a world of too much fear-mongering and violence, her fearless non-violence is the kind of leadership I would love for us to have more of:
“Peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty.”
“The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.”
~ Aung San Suu Kyi