... strike the words "white male" from all your constitutions, and then, with fair sailing, let us sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish together.
(Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. suffragist, social reformer, and author. As quoted in Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings, part 3, by Miriam Schnier (1972).
The conclusion of her 1860 address to the New York State legislature.)
It is foolishness to jump into the river to save some one drowning without knowing swimming. So it is not selfishness to keep oneself busy in learning swimming while others are drowning. Renouncing the world in search of truth is, therefore, not selfishness.
GRACE is a word we can keep in our minds when we walk, dance, swim, talk, sing, do anything at all - to enable us to get in 'the zone' where everything flows more easily - where everything feels lighter, and we are in a peak state. Grace allows us to follow our inner guidance - be true to who we are - and give our gifts lightly to the world. It's one of those magic words!
Adventure is just a word till you give it a definition by yourself. It depends on an individuals perspective. For an ant it might be an adventure to swim across a drop of water.It all depends on how big you treat the person you are and how much you trust the strength in you.