I just had a realization at the end of my yoga practice for today. (Yeah, I said it.) I realized that what seems so difficult about obedience is the prospect of performing an act of will in each moment, forever. That's exhausting, and I don't know about you, but it feels impossible to me. A commitment to perfect obedience is a commitment to making correct conscious choices in each moment.
But another way of looking at it is that perfect obedience is to never make a conscious choice again. I will never perform another act of will if I've surrendered to someone else's will.
So which is it? Is obedience will-reliant or will-negligent?
A good blogger would have an answer here.