Reflection & a Promise

Austin Heeney
2 min readOct 2, 2022

now playing: desert star by ruby red

Why do you turn your head when you look in the mirror?

Why do you redirect your thoughts when you start to tell the truth?

Why do you smile when you don’t feel so at all?

Why do you think the worst when the best is coming?

Did you know, I hope the morning sun shines today, as it usually does?

Quite the blessing, given that you & I are familiar, yet quite the opposite.

What a blessing, life is isn’t it? So why do I ask questions like I do?

Why do I pry, pry, & pry for nothing? Why I think, think, think for nothing?

I believe in dreams, I believe in miracles, I believe in things beyond this reality. Beyond this time frame of now. I believe in God. I believe in Jesus. I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe that Jesus died for my sins. What a wretched sinner i am. Forgive me Jesus, of my sins on this early morning. I believe in things the world has not seen, I believe in things the ancient east does.

I don’t believe in worldly fixes, brief normalities, constant worries, anxieties, negative thoughts, negative emotions, pessimism. I don’t believe I’m better than you, nor are you better than me. We are equal. You see, now I hope you see; just as the sun & Son of man does every day. A living God, a living miracle, a living Creation & hope.

You see, now I hope you see, that I’m a work in progress. An imperfect person, trying to experience life &;;. but yet a perfect Jesus & God at the utmost throne Most High.

So you ask, why do I smile? Creation, and the consistency of the morning sun, as it smiles right back each day unveiled. I smile because of the trees that grow, the plants that get rooted, the birds that sing, the multiple animals that fill the earth, the joy and positivity that gets spread, the smiles and love from others, the multiplicities of all emotions.

You see, now I hope you see; that my life, your life, this life we consider on ‘our’ earth, world, & reality.. was not an accident.