Something shared between Master and I based on a posting on tumblr. Master added the last line.
Dominant is not like the military where rank assumes obedience. The “rank” of Dominant or Master is not assumed by the Dominant, but bestowed by the submissive. This is important because it cuts to the heart of why a Dominant has the authority to give “Orders” and “Control” in the first place. A Dom only has power because He has been granted that power by the submissive. A submissive grants that power to someone he respects, trusts, desires, and believes has his best interests at heart. He grants it to someone with whom he feels completely safe and protected.
Once Given its no longer his but his Dom’s.