If as therapist, you find yourself accessing underlying fears, sadness and longings (tears), but then you go chasing another rabbit in the form of intellectualize, teaching or distracting yourself, this is a good adage to remember.
This response will benefit a fox living in a region with limited prey when it avoids chasing a rabbit uphill because the energy expended is not likely to result in energy restored when the chase fails to yield a meal.
Cairns will instinctively chase rabbits, squirrels, bunnies, birds, etc., as well as bicycles, rollerbladers, scooters, papers fluttering down the street and other moving objects, animate and inanimate.
Before you spend too much time chasing rabbit trails on Google or searching social media sites, run a reverse image search on any images your significant other has sent to you, including their profile picture on dating profiles or their email account.
As long as our focus needs to be tilted in favor of prospecting and chasing the rabbit, instead of service, we might consider ourselves to be professional sales people, but certainly not professionals — broadly speaking.