I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation (Best Life Media, 2017) by New York Times bestselling author Ilchi Lee garnered a Spirit Award in the 2018 Living Now Book Awards. This award lies outside any of the categories the book was submitted to. Instead, it was chosen as one of three “exceptional stand-outs from the rest of the medalists.” The other two stand-outs were for best books representing Body and Mind.
Ilchi Lee won the Mind award last year for his book, The Power Brain: Five Steps to Upgrading Your Brain Operating System (Best Life Media, 2016). At least six other books by Ilchi Lee have won medals in previous years of the Living Now Book Awards in its regular categories.
Since its inception ten years ago, Living Now Book Awards has focused on books that “enrich readers’ lives, provide spiritual inspiration, and promote global sustainability.” This award is presented by presented by Jenkins Group, a Traverse City, Michigan company founded in 1988 that supports books, authors, and publishers with its book packaging and marketing services. They focus on books that “improve readers’ lives and bring families together” and gave 109 gold, silver, and bronze medals to books in thirty-four categories this year.
I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years is Ilchi Lee’s most recent book, in which he offers practical and profound advice for not only living longer, but living healthier and happier. He emphasizes the power of choice, the importance of hope, and the necessity of purpose. Ilchi Lee advocates for life after sixty, asserting that it is an important time in our lives that can be even more enriching and rewarding than the first sixty years. He asks each of us to become an “enlightened elder” who focuses on our inner growth and shares our wisdom with the next generation. In this way, we can live complete lives and finish our journeys without regrets.