Imagine you are the driver of a chariot pulled by 4 horses. If you do not train those horses, and if you don’t pick up the reins and guide them, you would be pulled in different directions and experience a chaotic nightmare. Now imagine those horses are your mind. Are you driving the chariot or is your mind driving you?
This analogy is meant to show you how learning to train and manage the “horses” in your head take some effort, but it can be done. The goal is to manage your mind and regulate your emotions. If you can learn mind management and emotional regulation, there is nothing you can’t accomplish.
Excerpt from The Practicing Mind, Thomas M. Sterner is mentioned