I've Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation

I've Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation

by Ilchi Lee


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ISBN-13: 9781935127994
Publisher: Best Life Media
Publication date: 11/06/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 209,511
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ilchi Lee is an impassioned visionary, educator, mentor, and innovator. He has dedicated his life to help people harness their creative power and potential. He has developed many successful mind-body training methods, including Body & Brain Yoga and Brain Education. Lee is a New York Times bestselling author with over 40 books and a well-respected humanitarian who founded the Earth Citizen Movement and works with the United Nations and other organizations for global peace. Lee serves as the president of the University of Brain Education and the International Brain Education Association.

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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

Acknowledgments 297

About the Author 299

Resources 300

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I've Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Nicole2NW More than 1 year ago
The "I've Decided to Live 120 Years" book has changed my perspective on aging and living a long, healthy life (I'm only 30). There are many great things I learned in this book that changed my perspective about getting older. Did you know that the current retirement age was created in Germany in 1865 when the average life span was 60 years old? Also, our DNA blueprint is prepared to replicate every cell for 120 years. But why don't we believe that we can live that long? There are many mind concepts and values that Ilchi Lee goes through in this book that will help you to really take ownership of your life and expand your mind to adapt a new lifestyle that can help you live a much, much longer, healthier, happier and peaceful life as you choose it. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found "I've Decided to Live 120 Years" to be a quick read and deeply meaningful. It's the kind of book that keeps you turning the pages with sincere and easygoing warmth. At the same time, Ilchi Lee is providing meaningful solutions that anyone can apply to the complex and challenging problems associated with longevity. Living longer, according to Lee, is a spiritual as well as physical and emotional issue. I routinely work with people who feel discouraged as they age, or whose parents are in the 80s and 90s and need significant care due to age-related physical and mental challenges. Self-empowerment and positivity are important and often overlooked aspects of aging well, and this book provides satisfying portions of each. Personally, the concept of 'living the second half of life' according to a different principle (I won't spoil for you what the principle is) from the first half helped me take a more active and hopeful outlook on my future, even though I'm not at that age just yet. If you're looking for something that makes a real impact on your motivation to live well and help others do the same, I'd highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has an interesting take on aging. So many people look at life after 60 or life after retirement as the beginning of a downward slide, but the book describes how it is actually a fresh start. We are different people and our needs are different once we have raised our families and finished our careers. While we might not actually live to 120, the key is to decide to. When you feel you have that much life ahead of you, things take on different meanings. The book describes living a life of Hong Ik which is Korean for widely benefitting others. It's a good read and a comforting one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A simply written book with straightforward advice for changes to implement in your day to day life to increase your health and happiness!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend "I've decided to live 120 years" for those that are looking to get their life back on track. It's a simple read, good for any level of reader. The biggest part for me is how the author approaches the way we look at our future. I admit I haven't really focused on the future too much yet. I have mainly lived my life day to day, month to month, year to year. After reading this book, which is mainly speaking to the age range of those that are ready to or have already retired, I took a clearer look at what my future holds. The same concepts apply at any age or time in a person's life. It is about seeing our daily habits as the roadmap to our future. Am I happy with my life as I am living it now? Would I be happy to still be doing the same things basically 10 years.....20years down the road? I have decided that no matter what age I actually make it to, I am going to put the life back into my life. And I don't have to go outside of my town to do it. It starts first within myself. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book offers a choice and a much needed roadmap for purposeful aging. A few years ago I found myself struggling with several health issues, lack of energy and many stressors in life and work. Then I found my recovery on all those issues in the practice of body and brain yoga. While struggling, I started to be fearful that I would have to retire prematurely. Fortunately, I was able to return to the belief that I would have a full career, which I assumed would end around age 65. But that experience of thinking about my retirement, even in my best case scenario, was limited. In reading this book, it expanded my vision for myself and how I see others as they age. I now see so much more is possible not only for one’s career, taking care of one’s health, enjoying and nurturing relationships – but also contributing to make the world the better place. I am so excited about this book because it has the capacity to expand the vision for all who are fortunate enough to hear this message. Just imagine what life might be like if large numbers of people embrace a purposeful 2nd half of their life. Imagine wide spread belief in not only being well enough to enjoy all the really meaningful things in life in later years, but also the expanded possibilities for how one could contribute their gifts to humanity and the planet. This book makes me realize that this can be a reality. This book is a game changer. Not only does it provide a pathway of understanding for a complete reorientation, it also provides the tools for how to walk that path. This book touches my heart because it gives us more time to realize the most important task in human life – rising to our highest potential, soul completion.