- Opening (00:41)
- Introduction: Embracing a New Humanity and New Earth (10:13)
- Chapter 1: I've Decided to Live 120 Years (27:59)
- Chapter 2: What Is Humanity's True Path? (33:36)
- Chapter 3: How Do We Achieve Completion (34:02)
- Chapter 4: Reflect on the First Half of Your Life, Design the Second (38:48)
- Chapter 5: Physical Power Is Life - Just Move (1:08:32)
- Chapter 6: Discover New Sources of Happiness (37:00)
- Chapter 7: Let Go of Attachments to Find Peace (20:40)
- Chapter 8: Don't Fear Solitude - Enjoy It (11:15)
- Chapter 9: Give Your Brain Hopes and Dreams (35:28)
- Chapter 10: Cultivate Yourself Continuously (32:14)
- Chapter 11: Share and Give (14:35)
- Chapter 12: Be Close to Nature (21:56)
- Chapter 13: What We Leave Behind (36:28)
- Afterword: A Special Invitation to Earth Village (13:44)
- About the Author (01:40)
- Resources (05:34)
- Closing (00:40)
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, I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation, 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 listeners how to live fully at any age without regrets.
The inspiration and practical advice you find in this audiobook propels you to make the necessary changes in your life that would make a 120-year life full of vitality, passion, and purpose possible.
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.
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