My Master asked me to write about Discipline ...hmmm i thought as he laid out some possibilities. According to dictionary.com:
1. training to act in accordance with rules' drill: military discipline
2. activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training:
3. punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.
4. the rigor or training effect of experience, adversity
5. behavior in accord with rules of conduct; behaviou and order maintained by training and control.
There are many forms of discipline. For example it takes discipline to make a dress from a pattern. A project i am currently working on, for any craft or hobby it takes discipline to know the rules of what you are doing and in turn you get the desired result. If you dont know what you are doing it can be a disastrous result. Same with learning to type on a typewriter or keyboard. There is a basis of how to do it correctly. And your fingers eventually get muscle memory on where they go and how they work. There is discipline in an exercise routine as well. Whether its yoga, or other forms, if you dont know what they are you could hurt yourself. Or you could not get the results you want for not doing it correctly. So as you do your routine, it becomes more and more familiar and you get to know it second nature. Its a form of discipline.
There is also discipline in training whatever form that may take, as i am a slave, i will refer mostly to what i will be experiencing once i cross that ocean. Discipline can be used to modify behavior or attitude. Training can be as simple as learning the proper kneels or poses your Master wants you in to highlight your assets. The proper way to crawl so as to be appealing in such a way that pleases Him. The posture of your training is a form of discipline. The repetition of doing your poses, your kneels, your crawling while leashed is important. It takes discipline to get them right, to have your body remember the positions.
Discipline is also necessary to maintain your mindset. I will be living the life a slave, to be at His beck and call. To always be available for whatever He wants or needs. Being collared, leashed, made to crawl at his feet helps to maintain that mindset. But also so does being bound, hooded, senses deprived and caged for extended periods of time. Where you have nothing to focus on but your mind and body. Sure you will feel itches, tingles, muscles aching. You will feel the heat of the hood as the darkness envelops you. You wont be able to speak, see or hear anything around you. This discipline forces you to go into your mind. To think about nothing but the beast you will become, to contemplate your lot, to know you are nothing without your Master. To know you are there for as long as He wishes you to be, to be placed there to just think about your slavery, your rules, your disciplines, to know that you will be all that you can be for Him.