When in doubt - Binkle
When in doubt – Binkle

Every spark has binkle energy

A Binkle is the energy that is created when people really connect, or when you’re inspired or feel most alive

A binkle is a measure of energy, the kind that uplifts and inspires.

This website only offers T-shirts for sale that can ignite that feeling in people (although maybe not every time). We’re on a mission—getting more binkles into people’s lives.

Many of the T-shirts offered are designed by Seize the Spark (our brand) but the others are selected from the many thousands of T-shirts sold on Amazon.com. There are no mean-spirited shirts here—only upbeat ones.

My discovery of the binkle

It happened in 1992. Since then I’ve been using the Binkle Standard (below) to get as many binkles as I can every day. This energy keeps me positive, grateful and charged up.

The following explanation of the Binkle is taken from my book, Pockets of Air – Finding breathing room in an upside-down world © 2014, Faith Lynella.

Pockets of Air
Paperback version  Pockets of Air: Finding breathing room in an upside-down world

Kindle version  Pockets of Air: Finding Breathing Room in an Upside-Down World



Binkles Really Feel Good                

Binkle—the energy created when you really connect with someone or something that inspires you (even yourself). It’s a zizz!—the smallest bit of upbeat energy that you can sense or share with another person.

Every binkle is a small pocket of air (breathing room). Said the other way around, in every pocket of air it’s possible to find a binkle. Binkles are a measure of the energy itself, varying from teeny to massive.

A binkle delivers a zizz of highly-charged energy. Some are mildly-pleasant ripples and others are head-to-toe zaps. Repeated binkles can build on each other in a delightful way. How or why it happened is secondary to the sensation and the energy surge. A view that “takes your breath away” or sensing something real and abiding can be felt  as “high binkle” because of the feelings that result.

I conceived and coined the word “binkle” in 1992. “Binkle” can be a noun or a verb. I consider it the fuel of our creative impulses—as well as the reward for them. Its impact on our state of mind is immediate. You can, on occasion, feel energetic surges without having a clue as to why. But there is a feeling of “just right” about it. That sensation is either present, or it isn’t, when something happens. Its presence cannot be faked.

The binkle is a measure of high-octane, lift-off energy—much like a watt or an ohm. Rather than its intensity being registered by an electronic device, you sense it with your body. Every binkle is actually a jolt of higher-than-normal energy that can be experienced by the cells. You feel its presence and intensity—from mildly pleasant to electrifying and world shaking.

Notice that a binkle is the energy that is experienced—not the reason the binkle happened or the situation in which it occurred. Binkles are not the thoughts you have about how you feel. They are not about whether or not you like something. Binkles are no more complicated than feeling the sensation itself—the rush of buoyant energy.

When we say that something touches us deeply, that’s a sign of binkle energy. If you reflect back on your happiest times, you will probably recall that special sensation was present.

We absolutely love that feeling

Binkles are exactly the same energy that fuels creativity and peak experiences. They are exactly the same energy that fills your heart with joy, or wonder or, dare I say—love. Each is brief, but they can build on each other and grow in intensity. They are the energy of feeling alive and happy inside.

Look for them, from the leap of your heart when you sense one, to the residual afterglow that “life is good.” Binkles are sensed as bright spots sprinkled through a person’s everyday life—each a “now moment” being felt energetically.

If you question the need for a separate word for this special energy, ask yourself: when you have had a surge of uplifting energy or special moments, didn’t you give credit to the circumstances or the other people present? You attributed that feeling to what occurred, while ignoring the energy responsible for it all.

You treat specific circumstances when the energy was strongest as though each cause is different, rather than noting the presence of the very same energy in each case.

It is not your mind that recognizes binkles, or even your emotions, but your whole self. Each binkle experience provides a brief moment of sensing yourself altogether whole—with nothing lacking. Binkles are not about reconciling all parts of yourself or of getting them back together. When that energy is felt intensely, you somehow know yourself to be whole and complete already.

Binkles start our creative juices flowing and provide a reminder that what you really care about the most is important. Vitally important. So even though this word “binkle” may be new, you are already sensitized to what “rings your bell” when you feel it.

Binkle, Krindle, and Laphe Work Together

To the concept of binkles, add two related notions: krindle and laphe (also coined by me).

Note: I wrote a young-adult fantasy about the power of binkles, with gnomes, magic, and the battle of good versus evil in The Binkle and the Catawampus Compass, © 2007. See more about it: softcover versionKindle version

Monitoring your upbeat energy:

  • Binkle – the energy that is felt; the zizz, a moment of sensed perfection
  • Krindle – the meter or battery that detects and holds the special energy, located within the physical body
  • Laphe – (pronounced, “laugh”) the sense of being full of binkles; acts as a balanced feeling that is centered within

Krindle—It has long been apparent to me that humans have a specialized gauge attuned to the availability of binkle energy located within our bodies. However, medical science has failed to detect the specific organ function. The krindle is a binkle energy meter and short-term battery. It detects signs of available binkle energy in our surroundings, rather like a Geiger counter registers radiation. If a person remains binkle depleted for too long, the krindle ceases to function—hence, no binkles.

Laphe—It acts as a self-adjusting shock absorber attuned to binkle energy. It keeps one’s upbeat energy level on an even keel. Laphe resembles the bubble in a level, indicating whether a person’s energy is balanced—“on the level” or “off kilter.” When our air/energy is high and without stress, we feel a sense of fullness and happiness.

When we are properly aligned with respect to air/energy, there is a sense of being centered and very responsive to energetic changes in our circumstances. To engage life with a laphe approach, first detach from the specific situations, but hold an attentive place within yourself, where you are ready to respond to the energetic flow.

As you allow the binkle, krindle, and laphe to be engaged in response to whatever is happening, you flow with the energetic currents that eddy around you.

Adopt the Binkle Standard. Forget about your “To Do” list or your “what I always do” approach. Instead, gauge how your day went by using a different yardstick.

The Binkle Standard:

  • Spend more time and attention with people or activities that give you binkles
  • Spend less time and attention with people or activities that drain your binkle energy away
  • Pass them around! Leave a trail of binkle energy wherever you go
  • Pause to enjoy how good it makes you feel
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