Thought of the Day by Joan Baez: Ahimsa
"The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence."
I'm ashamed to say that I turned off the American Masters Episode featuring Joan Baez on Wednesday to indulge in my prime-time obsession, Glee. Fortunately, I now see that you can watch the full episode online! Thanks PBS!
Recently I've watched Don't Look Back and No Direction Home, documentaries about Bob Dylan. As much as I love Bob Dylan, in both of these docs, I love Joan Baez even more. She seems fiercely grounded to her personal integrity and passionate about peace and human rights. Also, she has a beautiful home and is always drinking tea. I wonder if I could invite myself over? We could do some yoga together and then drink some chai. Well, at least I definitely need to go back and watch the full documentary! What I saw was truly inspiring because I see how one person can truly be influential in sharing the message of ahimsa.