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It’s great to watch an old classic film from the 60’s or 70’s. Ok, maybe that is not that old. I enjoy different period films but a late 1960-something film I recently watched had characters discussing how science and technology have made life so fast-paced. Beatlemania notwithstanding, could you imagine those filmmakers trying to understand the pace of life in 2023? Could we fathom the pace that 2043 or even 2083 will bring? Will my daughter someday be teaching me how to get with it tech-wise? “C’mon Dad, use the holograph already, it’s easy.” Or perhaps l will be sermonizing from my chair but appearing as a holograph on a stage somewhere? Yikes.

Is it possible to speed up by slowing down? If we go into quantum thought, and since time isn’t what we think it is, then maybe it’s possible. Along with science, there are spiritual factors for us to consider as well.

If you were lazy, you probably would not be reading this, and slowing down doesn’t necessarily mean doing nothing.

Finding the balance and knowing when to slow down is important for emotional, mental and spiritual health. 

You may ask: “How can I speed up by slowing down in such a fast-paced World?”

Question yourself on ways you attempt to speed up to get ‘er done!

Just to prime your thinking, check all that apply (not necessarily good or bad):

  • Triple Mocha Latte
  • Alcohol
  • Energy Drinks
  • Cold Shower
  • To-Do Lists
  • To-Do List for the To-Do Lists
  • Post It Notes everywhere.
  • Scroll devices for more productivity tips.
  • The thinking: If it must be done, I must do it myself


The list could go on and on…

  • Speeding
  • Fast-talking and not listening
  • Complaining I don’t have enough time.
  • Burning the candle at both ends
  • The more hustle the more results.
  • Neglecting those we love due to perceived insufficient time.

 Check out the ways you can slow down your pace so you can enjoy the best parts of your day from taking care of yourself to time with your loved ones.

Rev. James Buchanan