All posts by lifeismyuniversity

My name is Lia. I am married and we have 3 daughters and 2 dogs. I was born in 1956 in Tanzania and when I was nine years old I moved with my family to the Netherlands where I have lived most of my life. From 2000-2004 we have lived in Italy. It wasn’t until 2016 that I went back to Tanzania to visit the places where I have been before (a lot of the photographs we took, will be used in my blog). Although I have never been excluded I did feel lost in this world and never really knew what I wanted. Finally I start to get a glimpse of whom I truly am at the age of 60 : ) years young. So if I would describe myself now I would say that I am open-minded, optimistic and humoristic (don’t take life to serious is my motto). I always like to tell my view on different topics that sometimes irritates my near and dear family (though, they still love me for who I am). So I think they are quite happy that I can express my self through a blog so they don’t have to listen to all my stories ; ). In 2010 I started to read other blogs that gave me a different view of life and influenced my way of thinking. They also inspired me to start my own blog and finally I am ready to take the step to have my own blog. Life is my University is true. Life made me into ME. I want to share what stirs inside of me, what makes me laugh, what makes me cry. Besides that I want to talk about what is happening in the world around us. Although I am Dutch, I decided to write in English. When you see some strange sentences, you will know it is my Dutch background. Don’t hesitate to correct me when I am wrong. Everybody I pass on this journey will have influence on my path! I hope to meet you!

I finally succeeded in creating another site: (Detective of Truth). I noticed that when I wrote my poems that I couldn’t always express myself enough. I also have a site: my where I just re-publish articles that I find very interesting.
The new site is a combination of the two sites. At the moment I have no idea how often I will post. And I absolutely understand that you might not be interested.

Love Energies

Stand in the “rain” of Love Energies
Embracing new strategies
Leave your umbrella at the door
Let if fill your own core

Let it dwell
In every cell
Let it remain
In every atom of your brain

Sing and dance in it
Let it make you feel fit
Take these Energies in
There is so much to win

Swim in it, you can not drown
It won’t let you down
Let if “rain” on every City and Town
On All people white, black,  brown

Send it deep into Earth
To wash away all of the dirt

No need to hide

To flourish
You need courage
It is significant
To make a difference

When feelings you describe
You no longer hide
Letting go of your shield
Telling what you feel

Sharing what’s on your mind
Then you may find
That you no longer feel desolate
Because many people resonate


Real Love
Does not only come from above
It comes from within
It affects everything
It touches us all
It could be a goal
To be our “Religion”
Because it is beneficial
It bridges
All our differences
It is at our center
To bring us together
It comes in different sizes
It sometimes disguises
It stands as a tower
Smells like a flower
Never goes sour
Let It become louder
Shower in it every hour
Let It become our most important  Power

Winds of change


Can you feel the winds of change
Feeling out of “range”
Holding on to all you know
Feeling too scared to let go
The Earth beneath you is shaking
Your foundation is breaking
See these winds of change as a friend
A new beginning, not the end
Let the winds take you away
Don’t fight it, take it day by day
Let it lead you to an untouched territory
To create a new story
Your life may enter another phase
A better place
Something you need to embrace
To enjoy this unknown space




We should be concerned
About what we have learned
To see how History repeats
It feels bittersweet

Looking at technology
Science, Research, velocity
We must confess
We have made great progress

But what about the essence
Of our existence
The most important piece
Living in Freedom and Peace

How do we explain to next generations
That we are an “advanced” civilization
While our History books describe
How we always seem to divide

Many people only know how to survive
Because their safety has been denied
When are we able to change dominance
Into a World of tolerance

Where there is no more bitterness
Because we accept our differences
ONLY THEN we are no longer concerned:
Because from History we have learned!