Ilchi Lee will be at The Collective Sedona on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 2 PM to 4 PM MST talking about his newest book, I've Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation. The talk will also be broadcast live online at ChangeYourEnergy.com, Lee's online educational platform.
Whether you see it in person or online, you'll learn Ilchi Lee's secrets to aging well and hear his insights into longevity that stem from 40 years of study and research into the human body and mind. You'll also discover the value of the later years of your life.
You'll also learn:
To get tickets to watch it in person, go to ilchievent.com.
To get tickets to watch it online, go to ilchileebooktalk.changeyourenergy.com.
The live streaming tickets include the downloadable audiobook version of I've Decided to Live 120 Years.
About the Book
I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years combines Ilchi Lee’s lifetime of teaching ancient Korean mind-body spirit practices with his research on the human body and mind. Rather than just a guide, the book dives into enlightening topics about aging and longevity that will affect your spirit and heart, giving you a chance to find your true purpose and self.
Beginning Monday, February 5, 2018, those who sign up will be emailed a series of video talks by Ilchi Lee on his latest book, I've Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation. The nine videos in the series, called Ilchi 120 School, will be delivered once per week and will answer questions like: How do you live a life of purpose? What do you do after retirement? How do you build a life plan for the future? How can you manifest what you want in life? What do you need to remember as you age?
The topics covered will be:
February 5, 2018
The Story Behind I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years
February 12, 2018
Picturing a 120 Year Life
February 19, 2018
The Most Important Secret in Aging
February 26, 2018
Finding and Knowing Your Purpose
March 5, 2018
Maintaining Physical Power
March 12, 2018
Opening Heart Power
March 19, 2018
Developing Brain Power to Manifest Your Dreams
March 26, 2018
Old vs. Young: The Relationship Between Elders and the Youth
April 2, 2018
What You Need in 2018
The creator of the series, the educational website founded by Ilchi Lee, ChangeYourEnergy.com, hopes recipients will gain the insight and information they need to plan for a long, happy, and fulfilling life. They aim to open up new possibilities for the future of each person and society as a whole.
I'd like to share this excerpt from my book, I've Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation, because I believe it outlines what you need for a long and happy life.
"To provide for your own health, happiness, and peace, you need to train your physical power, heart power, and brain power. Physical power is a cornerstone for happiness and health in old age. Developing physical power is also a shortcut for developing heart power and brain power. If you don’t know where or how to begin designing your old age, try starting with physical power. When your body develops strength, your ambition naturally grows along with it, and you find that you have new ideas and new things you want to try. It’s a good idea to find a concrete physical goal for the level of physical power you want to reach or an ideal model you can imitate.
Your heart power grows when you have core values that guide your life. You choose words and actions in keeping with your soul and conscience, you try to reveal fully the positive character qualities within you, and you have mature sentiments.
Like your physical power, the more you use the power of your heart, the greater it grows. Heart power is a strength that develops through relationships. The tolerance, compassion, understanding, forgiveness, and consideration within us grow when we train them, just as we train to increase our physical power. Close personal relationships such as those with family and friends and the communities to which we belong are excellent training grounds for heart power.
The core of brain power is creativity. Having lots of knowledge does not mean that you have strong brain power. Brain power uses insight and wisdom to create something that contributes to ourselves and to the world. 'Necessity is the mother of invention,' the saying goes. This expresses very well how creativity, a characteristic of the brain, is manifested.
Creativity comes from curiosity, from interest in and love for ourselves and the world. If you carefully examine yourself and what’s around you with affection, then ideas on how to fix and improve things are bound to come to mind. Acting on these ideas with will and focus leads to creation.
A life of completion [(a life fully completed without regret)] begins with providing for your own health, happiness, and peace by developing physical power, heart power, and brain power. This is consistent with the process for developing the body’s energy system to achieve spiritual completion in Korea’s Sundo tradition. When the lower dahnjon in the belly is sufficiently developed, it becomes the source of reliable physical power, and the body’s vital energy is strengthened. When the middle dahnjon in the heart is developed, heart power grows, and virtues such as love, tolerance, and empathy are expressed. When the upper dahnjon in the head is developed, brain power grows, and insight, understanding, and wisdom develop."
A complete life is on in which physical power, heart power, and brain power are fully developed, and the power to do so lies inherently within yourself. Simple methods for strengthening these three powers can be found in I've Decided to Live 120 Years.
Ilchi Lee's latest book, I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation, is available to win in an Amazon Giveaway this week. People who enter the giveaway get a chance to win one of ten paperback copies. The giveaway began Monday, January 8, 2018 and will end 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, January 15, 2018.
This book makes you rethink the direction and values of your life and how you picture life after sixty years old. Moreover, it “provides the precise formula you need to follow if you do indeed want to live as fully as possible, as healthfully as possible, for as long as possible,” according to Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of Goddesses Never Age and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom. Dr. Emeran Mayer, author of The Mind-Gut Connection, has said, “if there is one book you don't want to miss, it is I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years.”
An Amazon account is needed to enter the giveaway, but no purchase is necessary. Only one entry per Amazon account is allowed. Giveaways are only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states or D.C. who are 18 or older. The official rules for Amazon Giveaways can be found at https://giveaway.amazon.com/rules.
Winners will be selected by random drawing after the entry period ends. They will be contacted by Amazon through email directly for their shipping address and have 48 hours to respond. Amazon will ship the book directly to them for free. If you have won a book and have failed to receive it or the book is damaged, please contact Amazon and they will help you. All prizes are final.
You were born with life energy, and with it, the right to use that energy. That right was given only to you, until you die. You’re the only one who can decide how to use it. Your life energy is waiting to be used, and it doesn’t want to be wasted meaninglessly.
A new year has come, and at this time, we tend to reflect on what we’ve done and what we want to do. What if you thought ahead to your final day with life energy? What can you do now so that on that day, you could look back on your life without regret?
No one can answer that except for you, but there is a way to find the answer—it’s in your heart. Think of the things you want, and focus on your heart. Do you feel joy and satisfaction filling it? Then those are the things that will let you live and die without regret. You can even ask yourself every day, “If I knew that today was the last day of my life, would I go ahead with what I had planned for the day?” If you think you would, then what you are doing now is clearly meaningful.
When you live this way, you add to the energy of your soul in your heart. As it expands, your soul grows and matures. If you keep growing your soul until the moment of your death, you can meet your death confidently and peacefully. You cannot feel such satisfaction and peace if you have only spent your life satisfying the desires and selfishness of the ego. Then, many regrets will remain.
This applies to the big choices in life, as well as the small ones. If you find the kind of work you will never regret doing, but would regret never having done, then you can live with passion and excitement, even in your later years. Passion revives when the energy of your soul fills your heart. Find the work and life that will fill your heart with passion. This is essential in order to be healthier, happier, and more peaceful.
I have often found that what satisfies the soul is good for you and good for others. If you help people to become healthier, happier, and more peaceful, then you, too, will become healthier, happier, and more peaceful. The energy of joy in your heart doubles in power when you make other people smile. The energy of love in your heart wants to be given and shared.
In contrast, if you don’t ask your heart what it values, what will bring it joy, you may fall into trying to feed it with material things, entertainment, and other distractions. However, since these things can’t fill up your heart, you may end up overconsuming them, like a sugary drink that leaves you hungry and unsatisfied. You can get lost in a cycle of need and greed, going through the motions without really living. There is no change or growth in this.
As you think about your New Year’s resolutions this year, put real thought into what you need to do for your growth and development, and how to live a life of joy and deep inner satisfaction.
While you live, you are the master of your life energy. Will you put it to good use as its true master, or will you be a spectator, standing by and watching with your arms folded? A life as a master or a spectator—you must choose between the two. Find and design what you really want to achieve so you’ll be free of regrets at the moment of death.
I want to cheer you on, hoping you will be able to discover something that fills you with excitement and passion, something you won’t regret though you die doing it, something you would gladly do even on the last day of your life. What you vividly dream becomes reality.