Wayne Muller

A “successful” life has become a violent enterprise. We make war on our own bodies, pushing them beyond their limits; war on our children, because we cannot find enough time to be with them when they are hurt and afraid and need our company; war on our spirit, because we are too preoccupied to listen to the quiet voices that seek to nourish and refresh us; war on our communities, because we are fearfully protecting what we have, and do not feel safe enough to be kind and generous; war on the earth, because we cannot take the time to place our feet on the ground and allow it to feed us, to taste its blessings and give thanks.

Pete Scazzero

Burnout is not about trying to give too much, but about trying to give things that I don’t really have to give. It’s a kind of violence to our God-given selves. The greatest irony of burnout is that we’re killing ourselves while trying to save others. It’s like being unable to swim right now yet I’m jumping in the ocean to keep you from drowning.