I've Decided to Live 120 Years Personal Workbook

I've Decided to Live 120 Years Personal Workbook

by Ilchi Lee


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The acclaimed "I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation" by New York Times bestselling author Ilchi Lee sets a course to creating a long, healthy life filled with deep satisfaction. Sometimes, however, it’s difficult to take the first step on this journey. This Personal Workbook is a companion to the book that helps you apply the compelling methods of reflection, exercise, and spiritual practice in "I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years" in a profound, systematic way. Its questions, instructions, and meditative methods enable you to actually feel, experience, and enact the book’s concepts and practices. Having such a practical, step-by-step guide helps you find time in your busy schedule for true life change.

Through the powerful methods of introspection presented in this workbook, you will be able to understand and embrace more deeply the being that is you, your core values, and the underlying meaning of your life. With that acceptance, you will gain a sure, unshakable center from which you can more clearly identify the life you really want. Then you can come up with ideas for how you can make it a reality.

Anyone can follow the unique journey set out in I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years and this Personal Workbook and arrive at a more meaningful, fulfilled, and beautiful life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947502031
Publisher: Best Life Media
Publication date: 06/18/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 774,375
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(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

Thinking about a 120-year life

When I arrived at the thought that I could escape from my passive attitude to actively increase and create my time, I made a choice that would dramatically change my thinking about old age. I’ve decided to live 120 years! What’s important is that a clear vision and purpose for what I wanted to achieve through my life came before my choice to live 120 years.

Since choosing to live to 120, I’ve actively spoken about that choice whenever I’ve had the opportunity, in private or in public. Most people have been fascinated. Sixty-somethings in particular sit back relaxed, only to lean forward in their seats and listen carefully when I’ve talkeda bout this. However, I soon learned that not everyone welcomes my idea. Some have even been antagonistic to my idea of choosing to live to 120. Such people have reacted in one of these three ways:

- Is that really possible? It’s still nothing but a dream.

- Oh, my God! For me, that would be hell!

- Just because you made up your mind, doesn’t mean you’re going to live that long, does it? We should just enjoy the years of life given to us before we die.

What about you? Honestly write down whatever thoughts or feeling first came to mind when you saw the title I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years or first encountered talk about a 120-year life.

I guess that, like most people, you probably had your doubts. “What? 120 years?” There’ll be a reason you responded that way. Try to think about what that reason was. What kind of information about old age did you have at that time?

Our heads are still influenced by ideas from the time when the average lifespan was 60. Without realizing it, we are programmed to think that our 20s and 30s are the time of our youth, and our 40s and 50s are middle age. Thinking of our 60s and above brings to mind infirm bodies, loss, pain, and dependence.

A new method of calculating age was fashionable for a time in Japan, whose people are among the longest lived in the world. According to this method, you multiply your current age by 0.7. Only then, it’s claimed, do you get the age you actually feel, physically and mentally, because these days we live much more youthfully than previous generations did.

Using this method of calculation, multiply your age by 0.7. How old does that make you?

Think of that age as the age you actually feel. How does that make you feel?

Table of Contents

About This Personal Workbook 9

Chapter 1 I've Decided to Live 120 Years 13

Chapter 2 What Is Humanity's True Path? 35

Chapter 3 How Do We Achieve Completion? 59

Chapter 4 Reflect on the First Half of Your Life, Design the Second 79

Chapter 5 Physical Power Is Life-Just Move 103

Chapter 6 Discover New Sources of Happiness 135

Chapter 7 Let Go of Attachments to Find Peace 159

Chapter 8 Don't Fear Solitude-Enjoy It 185

Chapter 9 Give Your Brain Hopes and Dreams 199

Chapter 10 Cultivate Yourself Continuously 213

Chapter 11 Share and Give 233

Chapter 12 Be Close to Nature 251

Chapter 13 What We Leave Behind 271

Final Reflections Feel Yourself and All People, Here and Now 283

Notes 291

Acknowledgments 299

About the Author 300

Resources 301

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