You’re special, unique, smart, and beautiful. Hold on, and dark will become light again.

Close-up photo of two person holding lighted string lights.
Close-up photo of two person holding lighted string lights.
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Life was never meant to be all honey and wine tasting. Sometimes life is as a blister, black chocolate bitter, an acquired taste you have to forge throughout the years.

Life is meant to be accepted as it is, for all its smiles and tears. Like the seasons, the winters will be long, but surely, there will always come a time for the sun and the birds to sing their songs.

The parents, nurses, and doctors should remember. Birthing a new kid into this world is no easy task. …


Cause the rest won’t matter.

Four Person Standing at Top of Grassy Mountain
Four Person Standing at Top of Grassy Mountain
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Love is a word used so many times that I sometimes wonder if each time we pronounce it, we bear in mind the weight of those four letters. You see, it’s not just about affection, attachment, or strong emotions. If that was all love was about, you wouldn’t yearn so much for a piece of it.

Let’s take Wikipedia’s definition: Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection, to the simplest pleasure.

I want to add to that: Love is also kindness in the…


Never let the future disturb you.

Woman blowing sprinkle in her hand
Woman blowing sprinkle in her hand
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More than anything, the human psyche is ruled by desires and needs. Some are instinctual, rooted in you since your birth, engraved in your DNA, and tethered to your very being till the moment of your death. Some are acquired, developed throughout the years, the result of your life choices and past experiences.

The desire to live, the need to eat, the inclination toward procreation, toward the survival of the human race. If we find the basics of our primal needs in the first one, in the second, lies the promise of a life well-lived. …


We all are history, and history is us.

Grayscale photography of a black woman with yellow tears.
Grayscale photography of a black woman with yellow tears.
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The world’s a big place, a giant ball of green and blue, harboring life, harboring us, humans. More than seven billion souls roam the earth, indulging in daily activities and experiencing life in a thousand different kinds of ways. In a world so crowded, the meaning of those three words, “I see you,” takes a lot more weight.

What defines you as a human being? What is the difference between you and me? What does it mean to be you, and what does it mean to truly see? If I were to introduce myself, I would be tempted to say…


Because you deserve to care for yourself as much as you care about others.

Woman sitting on brown wooden bench.
Woman sitting on brown wooden bench.
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You’re home, and you wake up in the middle of the night. You dreamt: the sky had never been so blue, and life so bright. You open your eyes: the night had never been so dark, and life so blight. You get out of your bed, your soul is full of weight, and you stumble. But you stand up, and you look in the mirror:

“I am me, I am powerful, I am good, I am Love, I have value, and I have a purpose. All is well.” — Abraham-Hicks

That’s self-love.

You’re outside, and you’re riding the subway, to…


Caring less to care more: the true art of letting go.

Man sewing brown belt.
Man sewing brown belt.
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The world we live in is a busy one, and between work, health, and loved ones, our attention is constantly divided. More so, life doesn’t stop there. When we add social media, adversity, and goals to the mix, time tends to slip away. How often have you wished for more hours in a day, when in fact, you should have done less of some things.

It’s not just that you do too much. More often than not, it’s because you care too much about too many things at the same time. And everything you care about is something you want…


How you perceive the world needs to be seeded from the inside.

A girl reading a book by the window.
A girl reading a book by the window.
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No one can see the world as you do, and within that canvas we all share, you are the producer of your own reality, a world only you can carry. Add another pair of eyes, and you find yourself with two frames, with two realms of interpretations, with two worlds ready to collide. That’s perspective.

And there’s a gap between perception and reality.

The state of things you believe to be true is, in fact, nothing more but a small portion of the bigger truth. …


A poem

Red and yellow mapple leaves.
Red and yellow mapple leaves.
Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash

In the forest of life,
no trees are the same.
From the caring Juniper
to the brave Oak,
they all have different names,
but their aims remain the same.

Deep into the ground
are the roots,
the background, the history,
the race,
a legacy of routes,
each of a different pace,
but all leading to the same place.

Then the seasons come.
Smiles, butterflies, and love,
feelings as pure as a dove.
it’s the summer,
we’re bathing in the sun
with the grin of a dreamer.

Then the seasons come. Breeze, wind, and feelings whisked to the bottom. it’s the…


#3 Oxytocin, the love hormone.

Woman in Water during Golden Hour
Woman in Water during Golden Hour
by snapwire on Pexels

The human body is a machine made to feel, an apparatus of excitement and pain, a box of emotions. Those feel good and feel bad moments are at the center of your everyday activities. The difference between waking up with a smile and jumping out of bed with a fright can drastically affect the tasks you planned to do.

Your energy levels, and without a doubt, your health, are closely related to the feelings happening in that little heart of yours. It’s a complex relationship, or rather an equation. One, I believe, we must solve every day.

When your energy…

Gerthy Bingoly

Writing about the things the eye cannot see, and looking for inspiration where my feet cannot take me. Write me at gerthywrites@gmail.com

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