In keeping with the promise of putting myself out there I am offering a basic meditation class. Below is a quick overview. It is quite the journey for me having the rubber meet the road like this. In asking ‘how may I serve’ I find the answers to be Inspiring. May the fine tuning of this work be of benefit to all who seek it and align with it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Objective: To offer simple and practical methods in developing and practicing the arts of Meditation and Mindfulness.
What is Meditation?
In my view, Meditation is not so much a ‘what’ but more so a ‘why’. Meditation can be defined in many terms – ancient, futuristic, mystical, religious, practical, or as I like to teach it, common-sensical. Meditation is as essential to a healthy life as eating, sleeping, and most importantly, Breathing. I teach the simplicity of focusing on the Breath. When we do so, we allow for not only the nutritive effects of oxygen to take hold of the cells of our bodies, we also cultivate a personal channel of Positive Energy, the effects of which are limitless. Meditation reduces stress and lowers blood pressure, enhances brain cognition, improves emotional health, relieves and helps to prevent a plethora of modern day maladies and concerns. No longer a ‘whoo whoo’ idea, modern science is proving the actual brain changes (neuroplasticity) that occur in people who meditate. It’s all good.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is becoming a new buzzword in our Americanized culture. In my experience, Mindfulness is a byproduct of Meditation. Mindfulness manifests in subtle ways and can be tough to describe but you know it when you feel it. You can’t fake Mindfulness and you cannot affirm it, command or teach it. You can only allow it, experience it and Be it. Mindfulness provides greater clarity. As mindfulness shows up, we begin to notice more, perhaps enhanced colors of nature, the pureness of the water in your glass, what might seem like out of the blue appreciation for a loved one or the catching yourself in an automatic verbal response. One who suffers from PTSD and lashes out unexpectedly, for instance, may find relief in developing Mindfulness. It can provide a type of coping mechanism, a pause or pattern-interrupt between the action/reaction of the moment. Mindfulness is often referred to as present moment awareness or being in the now. Mindfulness helps people get a handle on life in positive, healthy and loving ways. It’s only natural.
Brief Bio: At the age of 40, Patricia Lentz earned a Bachelor of Science with Emmanuel College in Boston, graduating with a GPA .01 less of Summa Cum Laude. She graduated from Pelham (NH) High School in December 1974 and was a member of the National Honor Society. She consciously chose her vocation of a stay-at-home mom while studying world religions and metaphysics. She has resided in and experienced several American cultural settings including Oklahoma City. A meditator most all of her life she realized a formal meditation practice in working with Dr. Wayne Dyer (RIP 8/30/15) in the 1980s & 90s, and more recently with Davidji (former Chopra Center COO, Lead Educator and first Dean of Chopra Center University – Davidji.com) and Stil Studio (Dedham, MA) and meditation teacher Andrew Kelly (Chopra Center Certified, theBostonBuddha.com). A fan of HayHouseRadio.com, Ms Lentz has connected first hand with several of its self-help and new-thought authors, teachers and coaches. In social media, Ms Lentz describes herself this way “a tree hugger and fringe dweller, a trail trekker and yogini, a meditator and closet academic - I am a teacher/student of Wellness."