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 life, longevity, health, personal fulfillment, and what’s possible in your lifetime with a longevity plan.
This full-color book as been translated into Mandarin Chinese due to popular demand.
It asks the question, what if you had more time to live than you thought? What would you do with that time? Would it make a difference in how you lived?
In this book, Ilchi Lee stresses that you can extend your life way beyond what most of us have accepted as our biological age limit, even to live 120 years. But the real question is, can we have not only a long, healthy 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 a long life 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 living a long life full of vitality, passion, and purpose possible.
What Other Authors Have Said About the English Edition
“A delightful guide full of inspiration and information for those who want to live a full, vibrant, and meaningful life at any age.”
– Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements
“This extraordinary book renders the most complex secret of existence—how to give your life meaning, longevity, and fulfillment—amazingly simple. The wisdom here is miles deep, yet easily accessible, making it instantly usable. What you’ll read here can change your life for the better immediately, and you can’t ask for more from a book than that. What a gift!”
– Neale Donald Walsch, author of The Conversations with God series
“Ilchi Lee shines a bright light of ancient and post modern wisdom on the impact of how each of us defines our life purpose and the pathways we choose for its fulfillment. His book’s genius is not only its scientific, time-tested longevity principles, but also how he infuses it with his own good heart.”
– Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning and Spiritual Liberation
“I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years by Master Ilchi Lee is a vital text for all of us who choose to go the whole way in this lifetime. Lee is a master teacher, who has developed the actual practical processes and methodologies to live an optimum life. Now he takes us to the next step, revealing ‘The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation.’ The foundation of this book is found in Sundo, a Korean system of mind-body training with a tradition stretching back thousands of years. It offers us the best road for the second half of our life, from 60 to 120. I am personally choosing to study with Master Lee to ‘Live 120 Years’ to fulfill my own life purpose. At 88, I feel as though I am ‘getting newer every day!’ For all of us who are experiencing the deep inner call to participate fully in the next years of the most radical transformation humanity has ever known, this book is an essential guide.”
– Barbara Marx Hubbard, founder of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and author of Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential
“As a physician who is dedicated to enhancing the healthiness of all people, I am greatly appreciative of the vision, practical guidance, and empowerment offered by Ilchi Lee’s I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years. I especially benefitted from his guidance for integrating our physical, mental, and spiritual health that liberates us to realize exciting, meaningful, and complete lives as we grow older. This book is a ‘must-read’ for all of us who seek to maximize our personal joy in life and the fullest realization of our purpose for this miraculous opportunity to experience life.”
– Reed Tuckson, MD, Advisory Committee of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health and author of The Doctor in the Mirror
“Ilchi Lee’s book provides an impressive paradigm for inspiring people to fully live the second half of their lives. He provides practical strategies, probing questions, and the art of story-telling to inspire readers to challenge themselves not only to age gracefully, but to become fully enlightened. This is a must read!”
– Jessie Jones, PhD, Director of the Fibromyalgia Research and Education Center, California State University, Fullerton and co-author of In Full Bloom: Brain Education for Successful Aging
“I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years is a magnificent book that ignites the true spirit of what it means to live fully—regardless of your chronological age. But more than that, this book provides the precise formula you need to follow if do indeed want to live as fully as possible, as healthfully as possible, for as long as possible.”
– Christiane Northrup, M.D., OB/GYN and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Wellbeing, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause
There is an endless stream of books, magazine articles and internet—propagated news disseminating new information about how to optimize your health, longevity, and happiness, often combined with simple instructions how to reach these goals. Unfortunately, the great majority of this information is more aimed to benefit the people who are behind these recommendations (and their products), than the confused reader.
Bestselling author Ilchi Lee’s new book I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years stands out amongst all these. It is a beautifully-written blend of personal experiences, ancient Eastern wisdom, science, and concrete practical advice that will make you radically rethink your concepts about aging, health, and personal fulfillment.
Ilchi lays out how the development of self-reliance, meaning, compassion, connectedness to nature, physical fitness, and healthy diet are all essential ingredients to a healthy fulfilling life way beyond the 80 or so years that most people have accepted as their biological age limit.
Ilchi has been practicing what he teaches for decades, and I have been fortunate to experience firsthand how his visionary view of the human potential actually translates into reality. I have physically climbed the 120 steps to a meaningful and fulfilled life that he describes in his book, and have incorporated his advice into my own life. If there is one book you don’t want to miss, it is I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years.
– Emeran A. Mayer, MD, PhD, Executive Director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress & Resilience, author of The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health
About the Author: Who Is Ilchi Lee?
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.
Translation By: Charlie W. Chen
Publisher: Best Life Media
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