Even More from Marcus
“Either all things spring from one intelligent source and form a single living body (and the part should accept the actions of the whole) or there are only atoms, joining and splitting forever and nothing else.
So why feel anxiety?
Say to your mind: are you dead, damaged? brutal? dishonest?
Are you one of the herd? Or grazing like one?”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Book Nine, no. 39
Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library)
“Sayest Thou Unto that Rational Part, Thou Art Dead; Corruption hath taken hold on thee? Doth it then also void excrements? Doth it like either oxen, or sheep, graze or feed; that it also should be mortal, as well as the body?”