What then do I love, when I love my God? who is He above the head of my soul? By my very soul will I ascend to Him. I will
pass beyond that power whereby I am united to my body, and fill its whole frame with life. Nor can I by that power find my
God; for so horse and mule that have no understanding might find Him; seeing it is the same power, whereby even their bodies
live. But another power there is, not that only whereby I animate, but that too whereby I imbue with sense my flesh,
which the Lord hath framed for me: commanding the eye not to hear, and the ear not to see; but the eye, that through it
I should see, and the ear, that through it I should hear; and to the other senses severally, what is to each their own peculiar
seats and offices; which, being divers, I the one mind, do through them enact. I will pass beyond this power of mine also;
for this also have the horse, and mule, for they also perceive through the body.