Among the many insightful stories that Indian mythology presents, an interesting one is about a question that a seer asks an enlightened person.
What is that, which always feels like fresh or new news/information, which shocks the listener?
The enlightened person replies, “The news of death”.
Let’s just give this some thought. If we have an ailing family member, friend, or anyone we know of, who has been around for a long time, aren’t we still shocked when we hear they have passed. And we ask — How did it happen? Was it peaceful? Oh! I’m sorry.
And this is profound because we know for sure that the ultimate truth is death; yet, when it happens, it always feels like it is the newest information ever.
Have you heard crows cawing at night and you felt strange? They do so sometimes when they sense danger, or maybe it’s just the mating season, or could be one of their own is dying.
There is always a reason!
Often, we react when people behave differently, not as we expected them to. When we do wonder or feel agitated, let’s think of why the crows caw, there will be a reason.
Stop judging. And if you are a habitual ‘judge’, ask yourself why you do it. You will find your reasons, most convincing. Every behavior has a reason; a cause and an effect. And that behavior does not have to suit your liking or match up to your wisdom and beliefs.
Let the crows caw at night, pull your blanket over, and get back to sleep.