In a comment to a recent blog post, a friend remarked on how fast it seemed that evolution is moving right now. I think I know what she means. Some days seem to pass in a fast blur and people often tell me about how changes are happening in their lives at high speed now. Is evolution moving faster now? Are we speeding up? We can't feel the Earth's rotation because it's spinning steadily at a constant rate in orbit around the sun. As passengers, we don't get dizzy because we're moving at the same rate as the planet. Maybe we don't feel the changes that are happening at a rapid rate in our lives because we're in synch with the change and there's no discrepancy between us and the things that are changing. If we're not in synch or disagree with the changes, then it can feel like we're going way too fast. It can feel as if we're trapped inside a vehicle over which we have little or no control and everything's moving at an uncomfortable speed. One of the most helpful lessons I've learned so far is the benefit of moving as slowly as possible, especially when I'm feeling stressed about something. If I can remember to slow myself to the pace of a lethargic snail, whole new vistas open before me that offer information unavailable at greater speed. I received this lesson many years ago from Continuum Movement founder Emilie Conrad. Thanks, Emilie!