“Planning for a fulfilling old age should be as normal as planning a career path or contributing to a retirement fund. Old age is the future that awaits everyone, and how you live now will have a tremendous effect on your final decades of life,” writes Ilchi Lee, a world renowned philosopher and educator, in this book, I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years: the Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation.
As the title suggests, Lee believes that anyone can live a long, productive, and healthy life, but they must consciously choose to do so. In this book, Ilchi Lee combines his years of experience modernizing and teaching ancient mind-body practices from his native Korea with new findings in longevity research. Through them, he provides inspiration and practical advice that help you make the changes necessary to live a long life full of vitality, passion, and purpose.
The book has been praised by readers and reviewers alike. Kirkus Reviews called it “a joyful book” and Midwest Book Review said it is “strongly and unreservedly recommended.” Many iconic mind, body, spirit authors, including don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, loved and endorsed I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years. They’ve called it, “magnificent,” “a must-read,” and “an essential guide.”
About the Author
ILCHI LEE is a visionary and educator who has helped millions of people globally to expand their true potential. He has penned more than 40 books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart. Lee is the founder of the mind-body practices of Body & Brain Yoga and Brain Education and of the Earth Citizen Movement. Learn more at www.ilchi.com.
About the Voice Actor
FRED SULLIVAN is an award-winning longtime resident actor at Trinity Rep in Providence. He has received Norton, IRNE, Motif, and Earphones awards for excellence. A resident artist for Commonwealth Shakespeare Co in Boston, Fred has played Bottom, Jaques, Parolles, Menenius, and Malvolio.
Format: Audio CD
Narrated by: Fred Sullivan
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins (Unabridged), 6 CDs
Publisher: Best Life Media (January 31, 2018)
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This Book Is Already Loved by Many
“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 useable. 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
“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
“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 Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, California State University, Fullerton
“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
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