What comes first is: Liberation
What comes first to me is liberation which will in turn lead to stillness. As pessimistic as it may seem, I believe complete liberation in the physical is an illusion. A false promise engraved into the back of humanity’s minds. Longing for it is eternal, therefore desire is eternal, which makes imprisonment eternal and in turn suffering becomes eternal. Even if I’d live without a single care, I’m well aware that I’m enslaved by something I want to share. I could be oppressed by my mind, I could be oppressed by my lust, ego and pride, but I rest assured because I know it’ll end in due time, I’ll truly feel liberated the day I lose my life.
Gabriel Masenya is a filmmaker, screenwriter and photographer.