Very few people have goals or plans for their lives after their 70s or 80s, beyond simply staying alive. Yet many people nowadays are living longer and facing the challenge of 20 to 40 years of inactivity.
The solutions that New York Times bestselling author Ilchi Lee presents in I've Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation focus on the body, mind, and spirit. For the body, Lee encourages people to get up and move, explaining that being healthy means relying more on self-care and exercise. In his book, Lee includes instructions for one-minute workouts, and for Longevity Walking and Belly Button Healing—special techniques that heʼs developed to promote mental and physical health, improve sleep and mood, enhance energy levels, and alleviate pain.
When it comes to improving the mind as people age, Lee presents much wise guidance. He discusses, for example, the joy of creation, saying it is never too late to feel good about creating something new. And creation means action. Longevity is not about sitting back and letting the years pass. Itʼs a time to be fully engaged in life.
Much of I've Decided to Live 120 Years is devoted to the significance of spiritual growth in peopleʼs later years, whether in the form of oneness with nature, meditation, or other practices. What is most important, says Lee, is attaining a sense of completion, a feeling of unity with the divine or with the Source of the cosmos. Completion “is about the world of consciousness, a sense that allows us to feel what is going on inside us. It is a feeling of fulfillment filling our hearts, like pride, satisfaction, oneness, and peace . . . A life of completion is one that allows us in the moment of death to look back on our lives, to feel satisfaction, and fulfillment, and to close our eyes in peace and happiness,” he writes.
Throughout this book, Ilchi Lee encourages readers to enjoy new experiences, build relationships, become active helping others, take pleasure in the wonders of nature, and seek self-knowledge. These are all keys to living a long and fruitful life. Yet there is also a bigger theme underlying much of what Lee writes about. He is calling on seniors to create a new culture of aging, one that will act as a powerful force for making the world a better place for all. “Deciding to live to be 120 doesnʼt mean that you merely want to live a long time; itʼs an expression of your conviction and will to change your life, change your community, and set the human species and the earth on a course to a better future,” he writes. Lee is asking older adults to put their passion and energy to work, and to pass their wisdom on to younger generations. Anyone who reads I've Decided to Live 120 Years will be inspired to do so.
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.
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“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 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