This highly anticipated book has been already loved by many big name authors including don Miguel Ruiz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Michael Beckwith, and Dr. Emeran Mayer. This is the book of life mastery for the brave hearted.
For most of our lives, we work hard, reaching for success, until we are faced with retirement. If you retire at age 65, you may think you have about 20 more years to relax and enjoy your life. But what if you had more time? What if you had another 40 or 50 years to live? Would it make a difference in how you lived?
Ilchi Lee stresses that you can extend your life way beyond what most of us have accepted as our biological age limit, even up to 120 years. But the real question is, can we have not only a long life, but also a fulfilling one? Lee's answer is a resounding yes, and it starts with the power of choice, a practice of self-reliance, and most importantly, a greater sense of purpose.
A visionary and master teacher who globalized ancient Korea's mind-body tradition, Ilchi Lee lays out a clear path to a new paradigm of longevity and mastery of life. Through personal experience, compelling stories, the wisdom of an ancient Korean holistic practice, and current research on longevity and fulfillment, Lee shows readers how to live fully at any age without regrets.
The inspiration and practical advice you find in this book propels you to make the necessary changes in your life that would make a 120-year life full of vitality, passion, and purpose possible.
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About the Author
Read an Excerpt
Now that we are living longer than ever before, everyone is trying to figure out how to live well in their later years. We're now experiencing a flood of advice for aging successfully from fitness companies, nutrient suppliers, books, the Internet, TV, and health gurus.But such advice is missing something, it seems to me. It lacks what I call "spirit." I believe that the most important task in the second half of life is finding a purpose, one that will give the rest of our years meaning. The spirit that brings each moment vibrantly alive comes from such a purpose. Without it, living even to be 80–much less 120–might feel boring and pointless. [...]
You will learn three important things about yourself through this book:
First, the second half of life need not be a time of decline and regression. It can be your golden age–amazingly fulfilling and hopeful. It all depends on what goals you have for your life in your old age. In these pages, I will help you set goals that are truly in alignment with your highest self.
Second, you can take charge of your physical health as you age. You will learn concrete principles and methods for creating your own well-being as you actively manage your aging process. This is not a book on life extension or an anti-aging program, but you will find tips that will help you have a longer and healthier life.
Third, you have the power and potential to affect the future of the entire human species and the earth itself, as well as the lives of individuals around you. You can contribute to birthing a new culture of wisdom unprecedented in human history. It all depends on what values you pursue and what lifestyle you choose for your old age.
This book is full of my thoughts and suggestions for designing a complete life after the age of 60. You may have as few as 20 or as many as 40 years following retirement. How would you like to spend that time? Do you have latent goals you have not yet had the chance to achieve? Let's search for an answer together through this book.
I think that the 120-year life is not an impossible dream. It's not a miracle that can be enjoyed only by those with exceptional genes for longevity. It's a tool that people can use to challenge themselves after entering the second half of their lives. The 120-year life is a global project for furthering the progress of the entire human species, not merely a project for our individual longevity.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Embracing a New Humanity and a New Earth 11
Chapter 1 I've Decided to Live 120 Years 19
Chapter 2 What Is Humanity's True Path? 37
Chapter 3 How Do We Achieve Completion? 57
Chapter 4 Reflect on the First Half of Your Life, Design the Second 77
Chapter 5 Physical Power Is Life-Just Move 101
Chapter 6 Discover New Sources of Happiness 143
Chapter 7 Let Go of Attachments to Find Peace 167
Chapter 8 Don't Fear Solitude-Enjoy It 183
Chapter 9 Give Your Brain Hopes and Dreams 193
Chapter 10 Cultivate Yourself Continuously 215
Chapter 11 Share and Give 235
Chapter 12 Be Close to Nature 247
Chapter 13 What We Leave Behind 263
Afterword: A Special Invitation to Earth Village 287
About the Author 299