“Drink it slow or it’ll burn.” On a trip my brother and I were on many years ago some guy at a gas station said this to as were buying Naked smoothie drinks.
I remember to this day for many reasons. Applying this concept metaphorically in our lives can perhaps help us enjoy things more fully and sustainably.
Not rushing into things without healthy consideration can prevent pain and heartache and things from blowing up on us.
Warding off negative emotional states is desirable and warranted in living a happy life.
Proceeding with intention and awareness allow us to suck every last morsel of joy and remembrance from good moments and create the locus of mind needed to make ideally crafted choices in difficult ones. Synergistically create greater opportunities for the outcomes we desire.