Category: Ask Maria Anna

When the Messenger of Misery Visits You… What Will Keep You in the Game?

By Maria Anna van Driel,

Life is a cruel system, is it not? Or should I say society is? You work hard…really hard…for days, weeks, months… you put all your energy in your field/lab research, your calculations or in finding the perfect words for your essay, thesis, book, article. During this period you slowly start to see a fabulous outcome. Yes…you are going to ace this for sure! Proudly you present the results of your hard work and then…reality kicks in. People say your calculations are gibberish, you have researched in the wrong direction and your book does not contain understandable grammar. F*CK!

Now you can throw all your notes out of the window from the highest building you can find and crawl into a deep and dark cellar hiding yourself from the world…getting consumed by this terrible feeling of disappointment. Okay, this sh*tty feeling is understandable but do really think you have failed?

Working as an investigative journalist in the midst of a variety of people, I see this happen every now and then but even this might sounds odd, there will never be a point in your life where it is the right time to do a great thing. If you are waiting for that perfect moment, that perfect timing, it is not going to happen. You have to create that perfect time, that perfect opportunity, and that perfect situation. When you are not, you are literally committing spiritual and intellectual suicide.

When you have a goal out here that you are stretching for and reaching for, that takes you out of your comfort zone, you will find out some talents and abilities you have that you didn’t know you have. There are things that you think you will never need to know, that you may only need to know one time in your life but unless you attempt to do something beyond that which you have already mastered, you will never grow. Pursuit your goal, don’t talk yourself out of it. You are phenomenal!

What reason can you remember, that you can call on, that you can reach on, that can make you get back up? Find that reason. I want you to make that dream you have to become a reality because if you don’t you will be working for somebody else to make their dreams become a reality.

Everybody is against you or don’t believe in you no more and let me tell you something: that is a lonely feeling what most people take their greatness, take their ideas to the graveyard with them. Indeed, the wealthiest place on the planet is the graveyard, because here we will find inventions that never, ever were exposed, ideas and dreams that never became reality, hopes and aspirations that were never acted upon. Question is, what are you going to do with your time? What drives you? Greatness is a lot of small things done well.

When things don’t work out for you, when things happen that you could not anticipate, what are the reasons that you can think of that can keep you strong? You will never ever be successful until you turn your pain into greatness, until you allow it to push you from where you are, to push you to where you need to be. Stop running and embrace your pain because it is going to be a part of your pride, a part of your amazing product.

Yes, it is easy to be on the bottom. It does not take any effort to be a loser and to stay down there on a low level but it calls on everything in you to harness your will to say; I’m going to challenge this stuff…my stuff!

And so, when life knocks you down try and land on your back, because if you can look up you can get up. If you want a thing bad enough to go out and fight for, to work day and night for, to give up your time, your peace, your sleep and making this your decade, you have got to start saying YES to your dreams and your unfolding future.
Believe it or not, you are going to be there one day, but you will never get there if you give up, if you give in and quit. You got to want to succeed as bad as you want the air you breathe.

Do you have the guts to fail?

Carpe Diem! Yes, it could be very frightening because it’s a mean world out there but you only live once so do what you feel passionate about. Take chances don’t be afraid to fail. Go outside the box. Don’t be afraid to go and think outside the box, and don’t be afraid to fail big. But remember, dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment. So, have dreams but have goals and understand that to achieve these goals you must apply discipline and consistency every single day.

We all have different talents some of you are medical doctors, some lawyers, some scientists, some educators, some nurses. True desire lies in the heart, It’s that itch that you have whatever it is you want to do. So claim it, work hard to get it and when you get it, reach back and pull someone else up. Don’t just aspire to make a living…aspire to make a difference!

I found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. There is no passion to be found playing small and settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. I am sure, people told you to make sure you have something to fall back on. But if I’m going to fall I don’t want to fall ‘back’ on anything, I want to fall ‘forward’, figure at least this way I will see what I am going to hit. Falling forward? This is what I mean; Thomas Edison conducted 1,000 failed experiments because the 1,000 and first was the light bulb. Fall forward because every failed experiment is one step closer to success. You have got to take risks. And I am sure you have probably heard that before either. But why is that so important?

I got two reasons first you will fail…at some point in your life except you will lose, and you will suck at something there is no doubt about it. Embrace it because it’s inevitable!

(I was holding up a film camera) 

As a journalist I failed so many times. Elevator-pitch after elevator-pitch, poor interviews and hundreds of article submissions gaining the same response saying, “Thank you for your submission, you will be hearing from us.” I didn’t get the job but here is the thing…I didn’t quit. I didn’t fall back instead I continued to fail and fail and fail. It didn’t matter because you know what…if you hang around the barbershop long enough, sooner or later, you will get a haircut. The point is…do you have the guts to fail?

My second point about failure; if you don’t fail you are not even trying to get something you never had. You have to do something you never did. Imagine you are on your deathbed and standing around your deathbed are the ghosts representing your unfulfilled potential. The ghosts of the ideas you never acted on, the talents you didn’t use and they are angry, disappointed and upset. They say; “We came to you because you could have brought us to life and now we have to go to the grave together.” So, I ask you today…how many ghosts are going to be around your bed when your time comes?

You got to get out there! You got to give everything you got whether it is your time, your talent, your prayers or your treasures because you will never see a u-haul behind a hearse.

Your life will never be a straight path because taking risks is not just about going for a job…it’s also about knowing what you know and what you don’t know. It is about being open to people into ideas and the chances you meet the people you might learn from. Never hold back, give everything you got! And when you fall throughout life, maybe even tonight after a few glasses of champagne, remember this…fall forward.

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The Next Truth has taken a new step into the world!

Via de website of the ‘Deutscher Verband der Presse Journalisten’ (DVPJ) we started to draw the English-speaking German public into this magical wonderland of science and make them aware of the wide versatility that contemporary science has to offer.
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A German journalist and author was shot by rubber coated steel bullet!

Of course we only see one minute of a long story but let’s imagine that the information of this journalist being quickly taken care of by concerned medical staff after he was hit by a rubber coated bullet has not given to you in front, what would be your instant thoughts by watching this one minute clip?

If I may throw in an idea…I think many would have drawn the conclusion that this journalist was being brutally besieged by an angry crowd. Right?

Beside trying to bring your attention to the, sometimes harrowing, world issues, we journalists are human too and also have a personal opinion concerning the topics we work with each day. Opinions and thoughts we, like you, do like to express every now and than!

Personally I am working with bright and open minded scientists and citizen scientists from all over the world and…honestly…it is immensely annoying when again someone is walking up to me, telling me that science is destroying faith, peoples believes or even humanity in general. Please, do not confuse the scientists with the science. Scientists are people too!

My respect for this journalist ( Jürgen Todenhöfer) for expressing his thoughts on the job. 

Or via :ürgen-todenhöfer-why-did-israeli-soldiers-shoot-me! 


The Next Truth was a guest in The Kentucky Ghost Hunter radio show

On 25-04-2019 my alarm went off at 02:30. I poured myself a cup of coffee and woke up my laptop. I was ready for The Kentucky Ghost Hunter’s radio show! And than…troubles with the skype connection. I went from 😁 to 😱 what was likely to be heard throughout the broadcast. 😂
Nevertheless, I had a great time. Thank you Dean and Kevin for having me as a guest in your radio show.

Above the link from The Kentucky Ghost Hunter radio show in where you will find me combating my nerves 😅
Have fun listening to my stuttering and… please give me the bad reviews in a colored gift wrapping 🤣


Monday 15 April,2019; A fire destroyed the Notre Dame

Many, many people in the world have watched the images via their television or via You Tube with a feeling of shock. A church providing 13 million visitors each year that much beauty and history is gone with in a few hours. So sad ;(

As I heard the words; “The Notre Dame is on fire!” I could not believe it. I truly thought it was a joke but it did not take me long to jump into reality… the Notre Dame was indeed being destroyed by a tremendous fire. Centauries of history started to disappear in a thick black smoke while the fire. What can I say, it is indeed a devastating tragedy for many.

The latest news tells us that there where no human casualties. Thank god for that.

Watch Live: Notre Dame Cathedral In Paris On Fire | NBC News 

Fire devastates Notre-Dame, beloved architectural gem at heart of Paris



“Dark Matter May be Hitting the Right Note in Small Galaxies”

DESY is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres. Researchers use the large-scale facilities at DESY to explore the microcosm in all its variety – from the interactions of tiny elementary particles and the behaviour of new types of nanomaterials to biomolecular processes that are essential to life. According to the latest publications of DESY; “New study in Dark Matter may explain distribution of dark matter in galaxies”

(a phrase from my article, “The Mystery of the Universe We Cannot See” which is planned for the June issue of The Next Truth and written for you to compare it with the latest research findings in Dark Matter and Dark Energy)

“The moment our universe being born was not with a whimper but with a bang and it was gone almost as soon as it happened. At least, that is what you are commonly told. But scientific evidence is slowly building up to support the idea that the Big Bang might not have been the beginning. This well known theory that represents where the laws of physics break down, in where space, time, matter and the energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, giving rise over billions of years to the atoms, stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies spread out across the billions of light years that make up our observable Universe, is probably wrong according to some scientists.

Have we really being wrong all this time? Have we overlooked the power of an unknown form of energy density which is hypothesized to permeate all of space? Do we need to reevaluate our understanding of our physical world by looking in another direction what speaks of matter and antimatter do, in fact, obey separate laws of physics? To cut this compelling but beautiful picture of approximately 13.8 billion years that still explains so much of what we see, short… maybe we have being wrong about this term ‘explosion’ what suggest that something exploded, or expanded, from one center point outward into space….”


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The Next Truth’s issue of January 2019 is online!

“In the January issue of The Next Truth we spotlight the personal experiences of ATLAS Higgs convener Prof. Dr. Bill Murray who was right in the center of the Higgs-boson discovery in July 2012, SETI’s Institute’s weekly radio show “Big Picture Science” in where the host Senior Astronomer Dr. Seth Shostak reveals his thoughts; “Are we truly earthlings?” and… peer into the personal thoughts of Dr. Anindita Bhadra concerning the position of the female scientist.
Also in this issue; Max Planck IPP’s research for a future fuel in plasma’s, a scientific theory of “The Fourth kind” and the introduction of shaman Tony Damian. Michael Murawski weighs in on the German ghost ship “The Renabau”, spiritual coach Jacquelyne Ellis on animal energies in a multi-dimensional universe and author Lynn K. Russell makes an amazing connection between quantum physics and Global Consciousness.”