How I Beat Burnout

(Photo above courtesy of Kyle Maharlika-Roper)

Our daily lives can be challenging and we might ask ourselves, “Is there anything more to life than sleeping, eating and going to a job I don’t like?” If you’re feeling burnt out, you’re not alone. But Buddhist practice can refresh us and help us lead fulfilling lives.

Today’s guest, Kyle Maharlika-Roper, of Miami, shares how he went from feeling burnt out in an unfulfilling job to finally pursuing his childhood dream of art.

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Cheat Sheet

08:25 Kyle’s burnout reaches a breaking point

13:48 Feeling grounded for the first time in awhile

23:03 An accident deepens his faith in Buddhism

29:40 Rediscovering a childhood dream

35:40 Supporting others leads to landing a job

References mentioned:

  • The New Human Revolution, vol. 16.
  • The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, part 2, revised edition, pp. 392–393.
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