Found one someone's journal....
This is from the Pema Chodron Collection.
Pema Chodron is a Buddhist nun.
In one of the Buddha's discourses, he talks about the four kinds of horses:
the excellent horse,
the good horse,
the poor horse,
and the really bad horse.
The excellent horse, according to the sutra (a discourse or teaching by the Buddha), moves before the whip even touches its back; just the shadow of the whip or the slightest sound from the driver is enough to make the horse move.
The good horse runs at the lightest touch of the whip on its back.
The poor horse doesn't go until it feels pain,
the very bad horse doesn't budge until the pain penetrates to the marrow of its bones.
Interesting when relating it to D/s don't you think?
Today is the birthday of a high school friend who I did date a few times. He was that one that I had regrets with....that I wished would have worked out and such. But I guess all things for a reason huh? Anyway I hope he is having a VERY Happy Birthday.