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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Overview

New York Times bestselling author and one of the most renowned meditation teachers in our time, Ilchi Lee challenges you to radically rethink your ideas on aging, health, personal fulfillment, and what's possible in your lifetime.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935127994
Publisher: Best Life Media
Publication date: 11/06/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 268,603
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.

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

Acknowledgments 297

About the Author 299

Resources 300

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