Fear of Death by Marcus Aurelius
This quote is from the Stoic philosopher and Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius...
"He who fears death either fears the loss of sensation or a different kind of sensation. But if thou shalt
have no sensation,
neither will thou feel any harm; and if thou shalt acquire another kind of sensation,
thou wilt be a different kind of living being and thou wilt not cease to live."
This quote, it reflects Stoic perspectives on death and the nature of existence.
Aurelius suggests that the fear of death often stems from two main concerns.
The first is the fear of losing the sensations and experiences associated with life.
This fear is grounded in the attachment to the familiar and the known aspects of existence.
The second fear is related to the uncertainty of what might come
after death, the fear of a different kind of sensation or experience.