"Know that the soul (the Ego) is seated in a chariot, and that the body is that chariot. Know that the mind is the charioteer, and that the will is the reins. They say that the senses are the horses, and that the things of sense are the road. The wise declare that the migrating soul is the self fictitiously present in the body, senses, and common sensory.
Now if the charioteer, the mind, is unskillful, and the reins are always slack, his senses are ever unruly, like horses that will not obey the charioteer.
But if the charioteer is skillful, and at all times firmly holds the reins, his senses are always manageable, like horses that obey the charioteer.”
- Life’s Riddle by Nils A. Amneus