• Raquel Aurini

SCARE YOURSELF



And so it begins.

I'm going to start this blog off with a passage from a Buddhist text. It's like an old friend that has gotten me through many years. I stumbled upon it years ago when I was a student at the University of Guelph, working at the McLaughlin Library. It was the best job to find obscure books and I love those. Unfortunately, I didn't write the title of the book down and to this day, I search for it. At least I still have the sketchbook where I copied down the quote. Its truth has helped me through moments of indecision, insecurity, and fear. I keep it close to remind myself of its simple wisdom.

“When the mind is clear,

free from all concerns, then,

in this state of complete emptiness, will the truth appear.”

– Ichizen Ichibei, 14c text Kongō-hannya-haramitsu-kyō

Sometimes simple things are the most difficult. I know I can complicate things. That is, until I'm reminded of that passage and I somehow am able to start, act and it becomes clearer as I do.

This is how I've recently scared myself.

I've never seen myself as a blogger type – whatever that means, or much of a writer for that matter. Mainly because writing about myself seemed daunting and a bit terrifying (to put it out there publicly). Though my life lately has taken a turn and I find myself doing more uncomfortable things. Recently, I've quit my job in advertising to become a full-time artist. That has been my dream since I've found that book in that library. And all of this business – stuff, I'm learning as I go. So, bear with me.

And with my art.

My aim is to communicate and share my experiences. Of finding a positive connection with like-minded people, who are interested in the beauty of this world and well, those who like how I interpret that in my paintings, drawings and whatever else I create. Art has always been how I best express myself and here is where I hope to find more of a connection and understanding with others. Because, when it comes down to it, isn't that what we all want?

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