Day 12 - The Best $150ish I Ever Spent
I was listening to Tim Ferriss interview Adam Robinson, the creator of The Princeton Review, and it was one of those times yet again where I found myself in the middle of the street typing in an online order. I'm not big on malls, but I love shopping when I'm out in nature or by the sea or headed downtown.
On his podcast Tribe of Mentors, Ferriss asks his guests to describe the most impactful purchase they made that past year for under a hundred dollars (or a hundred or less--I forget), and Robinson said he was pushing his to $159, but that it had been so great he had to encourage people to spend the extra money.
He talked about HeartMath's Inner Balance bluetooth product and app which encourages heart-focused breathing and positive feelings.
Gentle reader, mine came in the mail yesterday, and I am euphoric. Last night I did it and I think I breathed more deeply than I have since I was a child. I felt like I needed someone to come and crack open my ribcage so my lungs could have the space they were calling for, but I think that since I have been (obsessively) doing it much of today, my ribs are opening all on their own.
I don't think HeartMath does a great job explaining their product--or the differences between their products--on their website, so here's my official advice: go for the one Adam bought, the $159 Inner Balance. I put mine in my cart and then closed the page without completing the purchase, and not too long after a 10% discount code showed up in my email.
I have a lot to do today, so I don't feel like going on about the specifics. Just take my word. Order this. It teaches you to feel calm and centered in a very, very, very simple way. It's like meditation for dummies. Only cooler. And you don't feel like a dummy. You feel like a cloud. You think about being in the green. You remember what it feels like to be in the green, and you start to sense when you might be in the blue, or in the red, and you breathe more deeply and feel into your heart, even when you don't have that thing clipped to your ear.
I am so grateful for this product. So grateful for my breath. For my opening ribs. For my expanding heart.