Positive Book: The Present Un-tensed

Who says the past cannot be changed. It has already changed – into the Present!

Discover how exactly you can utilize the power of the present moment by allowing yourself to let go of everything that held you back. By being aware of your thoughts you can cancel our the negative and manifest the positive. Let your words be the creative power of divine spoken through you. Why not put the unwanted in the past tense and let your present be un-tensed. Through simple guidelines and easy exercises this books helps you reach the cores of your feelings, emotions and beliefs that help you return to the present moment awareness on a day to day basis.

Transform your tensions into intentions and open up the gift of life right now.

Have a fantastic new year.




By The Positive Media

Five Stages of Awakening

Awakening is all about opening our eyes to Truth. We are all born into this world unaware of who we are and what we are really doing here. It takes us time to come to the realization of our real self for most of us through the journey of life.

  1. The Question: We all seem to go through life and its routines, living as per expectations set by family, society, ourselves…We are asleep and we do not even know it….We don’t know that we don’t know! Until we begin to ask ourselves – What exactly are we doing here? Who are we?doll-1820543_960_720.png
  2. The Search: The Question guides us to our path ahead…we search for the answers…in books, in spiritual discourses, in science journals, in art and poetry…in every corner of the world, in the psychic experiences, in churches and temples…we are seekers of truth. But who are we?kreispuzzel-1713181_960_720
  3. The Disillusionment: No matter how much we look outside…we cannot find the answer…at least not merely through intellectual observation of books, physical universe, people, satsangs, preachers….The Matrix cannot tell you who you are! Yes, we are in an illusion and science confirms we are living in a holographic reality in this fractal world. The dreamworld we are living in is endless and we seem to be drifting aimlessly everywhere in this riddle of life.puzzle-1705339_960_720
  4. Tuning Inwards: Because the outer illusory world we are in is unable to provide us any clear answers – except confirm that we are living in illusion…we have only to look within for knowing who we are. Meditation is the beginning of our inner search. We gain a new purpose, which is to unite with our inner truth. We discover an inner connection to God or the life-force that is divine and eternal, beyond life and death, beyond rebirths, beyond space, time and directions..beach-1599762_960_720
  5. Reuniting: Just as we seek truth, truth seeks us too…we get closer. It is said that when we take one step towards God, he takes a thousand steps towards us. There are endless universes in this reality game and this being of truth whom we seek is omnipresent and infinite. He or she is our inner truth or real self and just as our inner chakras and channels open up one by one we are beginning for the grand experience of homecoming. abstract-1780236_960_720.png


Positive People – John Bird, Founder of ‘The Big Issue’

The Big Issue is the world’s most widely circulated magazine that was birthed in UK. Inspired by Street News, a magazine sold by the homeless in US, it offers homeless people in UK, long time unemployed people, people marginalized by society and just about anyone whose life is blighted by poverty, an opportunity to move away from the streets by earning a legit income by selling this magazine and working themselves out of homelessness.

It kvells in the fact, it’s ‘a handup, not a handout’. Vendors BUY copies for £1.25 and sell for £2.50. They are working, not begging.

Started in 1991, the magazine 25 years later is synonymous with challenging, independent journalism and popular for securing exclusive interviews with the most elusive of superstars. It currently circulates around 100,000 copies a week.

The Big Issue Vendors are allocated a pitch or location, normally around a tube or train station and first issued with a number of free copies of the magazine. Last year alone more than £5 million was put into the pockets of the vendors, releasing them from dependence on handouts and providing a decent alternative to begging.

And the buck doesn’t stop there. The Big Issue Foundation, charity arm of The Big Issue supports vendors in gaining control of their lives by tackling the many issues that lead to homelessness and offers a smorgasbord of services.


Created as a business solution to a social problem, The Big Issue has inspired other street papers in more than 120 countries, leading a global self-help revolution. There are 9 Big Issue projects by the same name today in Australia, France, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malawi, South Africa, Taiwan, Zambia.

Meet the man who started it all, John Bird who himself homeless at age of 5, was last year made a life peer at the House of Lords, appointed Member of Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his ‘services to homeless people’ and awarded the Beacon Fellowship Prize for his tireless energy and originality in raising awareness of homelessness and supporting homeless communities worldwide.

In his editorial, John pulls no punches when he says, “I’m trying to invent a philosophy of dismantling poverty, rather than keeping the poor comfortable” and exhorts any buyer to always TAKE the copy of the magazine since “it is a bloody good read and our sellers are working and need your custom”. Ne’er truer said!



Bhaskar Dutta is a writer and IT specialist based in London.

The Nature of the Serpent is to Bite. That’s Not Going to Change Mine…

A man noticed a snake burning and dying and decided to get her out of the fire but when he did, the snake bit him. Hurt, the man released her and the animal fell back into the fire. The man tried to get her out a second time…and again the snake bit him.

A passerby watching approached the man and asked, “Excuse me, you are being stubborn! Can you not see that every time you try to get her out of the fire, she is going to bite you?”

The man answered, “That is the nature of the serpent…to bite others and that’s not going to change mine, which is to help.”

Finally, with the help of a rod, the man pulled the snake of fire and saved her life. Moral is why change your nature if someone does you harm? Why change if yours is to help but look after your safety  first and take precaution.

Some pursue happiness, others create it. Worry more about your conscience than your reputation. Because your conscience is what you are and your reputation is what other people think of you. And what other people think, is their problem…not yours!



World Peace News: Peace in Syria and End of Terror in Middle East and Nigeria

Peace in Syria is being created right now according to sources. “In general it is safe to say that the war, at least its critical phase, has come to an end,”

Read more: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201612251048976313-syria-crisis-end/

The Hindu has reported that The coming together of Russia, Turkey and Iran to discuss a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis is a welcome development.

More on: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/A-chance-for-peace-in-Syria/article16919534.ece

Governments all over the world have been successfully trying to protect their citizens from terror attacks as evident in Australia recently. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-38411935

At the same time terrorist forces in Syria and Iraq have been targeted strongly with an intention to break the stronghold of Daesh and related terror groups and restore peace and harmony in the middle east. https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1037898/strikes-hit-isil-terrorists-in-syria-iraq

In Nigeria, in the meanwhile, terror group Boko Haram has been defeated and the kidnapped girls returned safely in time for Christmas. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/24/nigerian-army-captures-last-boko-haram-camp-in-sambisa-forest




The Chosen One

“If you want to follow Jesus, you better look good on wood!” –  Father Dan Berrigan  (Poet, Priest, Peace Activist)

As an editor and a writer on this site , I avoid any religious topic as a rule but given the time of year, I’m wont to make an exception to share a couple of ideas that I hope you will accept in good humor.

The first one is a scientific explanation of God that I ran into recently that may hopefully intrigue you and second, a more logical explanation of the second coming of Christ, than what is usually preached and if that offends your faith, I ask for forgiveness and request you to close this page and move on.

Still happy to hear? Allow me to hearken Fr. Dan’s advice and go out on a limb…


Dr. Paul Brunton, author of Search of Secret India/Search of Secret Egypt, whose secret as a writer was his attitude of spiritual sympathy tempered with scientific scepticism, argues in his book, ‘Inner Reality’ that in the coming ages, religion will be strengthened by science as man will have scientific proof of God and no longer be led by  simple belief. He adds, scientists are not only accepting that the source of the universe is unity out of which the multiplicity of objects and forces we see around us has sprung but starting to break down matter into radiant energy or light so if what the Bible says is true, first there was light and then God created this and that, ask yourself how God created light?

In other words, how could He have created it except out of himself, unless as a spider spins a web out of itself? The web is no different from the spider’s body, it is but part of it and so God created light out of his own being and this means that light is no other than God. Light is God! Next, if all material objects without a single exception- whether you take your own physical body or the chair where you are seated is but a gross materialization of the radiant energy of light, do you not see that God is, therefore everywhere present? It is not merely a poetical fancy but a fact then that the material world is built up out of light and so we come full circle to the concept of God as scientifically at the back of everything and always within reach, because wherever you turn, God is literally there!


Monk Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, wrote a detailed commentary on the Gospels in a two set volume, ‘The Second Coming of Christ’ in which he explains from personal communion that the second coming of christ is not so much a physical event of the reincarnation of Jesus but a mystical experience of the realization of christ consciousness, at some stage, by each of us.

This explanation is far more satisfying as it confirms the true mission of Christ was not really to build churches or start a new religion but redefine the concept of God from something that is wonderful but abstract to someone up close and personal and more importantly, inspire and guide so we may also have that same blessed consciousness as he had! It is like we are unconsciously waiting to find Jesus (re)born inside us so we too can grow into Christ. Think about it – even if Jesus returned for Chrissake, would he rather sit in the back of a church, right between you and me and pray, unassumingly or walk around the corridors of Vatican?

It is amusing if you look at the updated nativity scene (see title image) in recent news, on the birth (or rebirth) of Christ into modern times…solar roofed stable, pouting selfie, wise men on wheels with Amazon boxes, teen shepherd on iPhone posting on Instagram to an organic cow, sheep in jumper – gentrified glamping!

That said, question remains, who is the chosen one? I guess the answer is who isn’t.




Bhaskar Dutta is a writer and IT specialist based in London.

A Positive Prayer

Dear God/ Goddess (Higher Self)

Through my eyes you see, so I see only positive

Through my ears you hear, so I hear only positive

Through my mind you listen, so I think only positive

Through my heart you feel, so I feel only positive

Through my voice you speak, so I speak only positive

Through my breath you breathe, so I breathe in positive

Through my self you be, so I be only positive

Because I love you just as you love me

As I see, I create

As I think I create

As I feel, I create

As I speak, I create

As I will, I create

As I perceive, I create

As I believe, I create

And the best is created through me


Peace and Life Returning as Terror Ends

The Guardian has reported that peaceful life has returned to Jalawain Iraq where most of its 80,000 residents had fled post IS control due to terror, now over 66,000 residents are back to resume life with their families.


Finally US and Russia are moving towards cooperation in resolving the crisis in Syria. “We are ready to immediately send our military experts and diplomats to Geneva to agree with American colleagues, taking into account American proposals, on joint actions which will allow all militants without exception to leave eastern Aleppo, allow non-interrupted humanitarian deliveries to the citizens and allow mending of normal life in eastern Aleppo,” the Russian Foreign Minister told reporters.


To join us in sending healing to earth in all conflict affected areas kindly close your eyes and make an affirmation, for eg: ‘Peace is established beautifully and totally on earth right now. Thank You’. Trust the higher self for helping you in this manifestation and feel peace within you.



I am AI

If you are sanguine about the opportunities and challenges of AI (artificial intelligence) in an evolving market (or, already sick to the back teeth on how ubiquitous AI is in today’s workplace) this statistic of Harvard Business Review can make you pause awhile and wonder what the world is coming to…

“Executives and experts from IT and communications sectors are bullish about the potential of artificial intelligence, on a survey by The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society45% of respondents said the first AI machine would sit on a corporate board of directors by 2025. 75% predicted that 30% of corporate audits would be performed by an AI by that time. And 78% said that driverless cars would represent at least 10% of the vehicles on U.S. roads.”

Source: Technology tipping points and Societal impact.

In this report, Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and a prolific author says; “Now comes the second machine age. Computers and other digital advances are doing for mental power – the ability to use our brains to understand and shape our environments – what the steam engine and its descendants did for muscle power.”

It adds, “These changes will impact people around the world. Inventions previously seen only in science fiction, such as artificial intelligence, connected devices and 3D printing, will enable us to connect and invent in ways we never have before. Businesses will automate complicated tasks, reduce production costs and reach new markets. Continued growth in internet access will further accelerate change. In Sub-Saharan Africa and other underdeveloped regions, connectivity has the potential to redefine global trade, lift people out of poverty and topple political regimes. And for many of us, seemingly simple software innovations will transform our daily routines. These changes are not without their challenges; as technology improves the lives of many, we hope to help prepare people to understand and address concerns on privacy, security and job disruption…

Feel free to grab this intriguing report as it sums up deep shifts happening around us and the timelines for it. That said, the next question is, where does all that leave you and me and in turn, reason for this humble post.

As a manager, if most of your day goes in administrative work, say monitoring or reporting and as a worker, you’re building/sorting/fixing/teaching or ‘strutting your stuff’, depending on your level of support, AI can automate it at best or at worst, soon master basic to intermediate levels and work longer hours and cheaper…so, unless you’re way up the ladder, work advance support or regarded an expert, you may be happy to hear, what is likely to see you through the next decade or two, is a little more creativity, empathy and judgment skill!

If that sounds too easy to be true (make no mistake, it may not be that easy) listen to Tim Leberecht, author of ‘The Business Romantic: Give Everything, Quantify Nothing, and Create Something Greater Than Yourself’ who here asks that in this day and age of artificial intelligence, big data and digitization of everything, are we losing sight of the importance of the emotional and social aspects of our work?



In closing and in tune to this sentiment, ‘we measure our lives in coffee spoons’, it may come to pass that in the near-to-far future, when AI takes over the technical aspects of life, we might see ourselves as a version of AI or Altruistic Intelligence, responsible for taking us to guiding stars and distant shores…




Bhaskar Dutta is a writer and IT specialist based in London.

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