Li Ching-Yuen, the 256-year-old Chinese herbalist who died in 1933, is a mystery, that’s for sure. Official records state he was born in 1677; however, this is disputed.
Then, how is it possible to live for so long?
Li Ching-Yuen shared his secret to longevity: “Retain a calm heart, sit like a turtle, walk swiftly like a pigeon, and sleep like a dog.”
This wise old fellow certainly knew something most of us fail to realize: he understood the power of thoughts, and the effect they have on your health. Modern science also backs this up, saying that 70% of illness is due to negative thoughts or emotional stress.
True story or not, we can all take away a message here: your health and longevity are broad and dependent upon your mind, as well as how you respect your physical body.