Joshua Kuebler

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Artist | Author | Metaphysician | Mystic

The oldest of thirteen siblings, I was raised & homeschooled among the serene landscapes of Lancaster County, PA (USA).

Following two USMC combat tours in Iraq, and a subsequent decade of contracting work, I turned to painting & writing in an effort to resolve my intensifying emotional & physical health issues.

I now aim to share my gifts to increase the measure of calm & tranquility in the world.

Artist, Creating Mystical Abstract Oil Paintings as AnNaHem

Author, Strength for the Journey: Reflections, Poems & Essays

Metaphysician & Mystic, Society for Creative Mysticism

Managing Member, Ordinary Elegance Limited: Beauty, Creativity & Healing

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Stoking the Fires of Peace

Stoking the Fires of Peace

  Every single human Being, even if merely at a deep & hidden level, desires for Peace. No one, at the very least, Truly wants their own life to be destroyed (or adversely affected) by conflict. This drive, paradoxically, can lead directly to conflict, often in a preemptive fashion, aka "kill them before they kill us" sort of thinking. Given the current state of world (and common personal)...

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“What is Love?
Love is Energy.
The Energy of Life Herself.
Love has no 'should', no 'must', no obligation.
Love is total Freedom.
Love remains because She chooses.
She has every reason to stay.
You cannot hold Her.
Love contains All.
She is Complete.
Love loves You.
You can do nothing to prevent Her.
You feel Her, despite Your struggles.
You will Love Her back.
Only when You choose.
She waits patiently for You.”
Joshua Kuebler, Strength for the Journey: Reflections, Poems & Essays

“Forgiveness.
How hard it is to be Love.
Forgiving ourselves,
forgiving others,
forgiving ourselves for not forgiving others,
forgiving others for not forgiving us...
Love should not be such a painful struggle for us.
We yearn for Love so badly,
yet direct so much of our efforts on shoving it away.
Breathe,
breathe,
and breathe.
Hold those uncomfortable energies tightly,
accepting,
loving,
thanking them,
until that immense pain melts away.
It feels like you'll never feel better again,
it would be so much better to run
as far away from these energies & feelings as possible.
But then, they'll only be back later,
more tears,
more pain,
more heartache,
until we finally comfort those energies,
and thereby ourselves.”
Joshua Kuebler, Strength for the Journey: Reflections, Poems & Essays

“Love merely asks us to be loving. There is no task list, no metrics, no
analysis. There isn’t time for all that worry when we are content with the
present moment.”
Joshua Kuebler, Strength for the Journey: Reflections, Poems & Essays

“What is Love?
Love is Energy.
The Energy of Life Herself.
Love has no 'should', no 'must', no obligation.
Love is total Freedom.
Love remains because She chooses.
She has every reason to stay.
You cannot hold Her.
Love contains All.
She is Complete.
Love loves You.
You can do nothing to prevent Her.
You feel Her, despite Your struggles.
You will Love Her back.
Only when You choose.
She waits patiently for You.”
Joshua Kuebler, Strength for the Journey: Reflections, Poems & Essays

“Forgiveness.
How hard it is to be Love.
Forgiving ourselves,
forgiving others,
forgiving ourselves for not forgiving others,
forgiving others for not forgiving us...
Love should not be such a painful struggle for us.
We yearn for Love so badly,
yet direct so much of our efforts on shoving it away.
Breathe,
breathe,
and breathe.
Hold those uncomfortable energies tightly,
accepting,
loving,
thanking them,
until that immense pain melts away.
It feels like you'll never feel better again,
it would be so much better to run
as far away from these energies & feelings as possible.
But then, they'll only be back later,
more tears,
more pain,
more heartache,
until we finally comfort those energies,
and thereby ourselves.”
Joshua Kuebler, Strength for the Journey: Reflections, Poems & Essays

“Love merely asks us to be loving. There is no task list, no metrics, no
analysis. There isn’t time for all that worry when we are content with the
present moment.”
Joshua Kuebler, Strength for the Journey: Reflections, Poems & Essays

“If we change our mind, we must then change our behavior. We cannot
stop at mental improvements. And we must be very careful to avoid the
pitfall of merely hiding our behavior from ourselves, imagining ourselves to
be so much ’better off’, while changing nothing of substance in the physical
(and/or emotional) world of everyday life.”
Joshua Kuebler, Strength for the Journey: Reflections, Poems & Essays

“Imperfection is not a discrete state of its own. Imperfection is merely the
absence of Perfection, which can manifest in vastly disparate circumstances.
The path to Perfection is a seemingly endless spiral of personal educational
situations, ever focused on diminishing the degree of imperfection.”
Joshua Kuebler, Strength for the Journey: Reflections, Poems & Essays

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