Everything in life can be evaluated in 3 ways:
1. by Surface
2. by Motive
3. by Essence
Surface tells us what a thing is. Or it lets us know what has happened. We see Surface with perfect clarity. But does it tell the whole truth?
Why a thing is – or why an event has happened – can be determined only by probing into Motive; driving force; unmet need. This is true whether you’re studying planetary movements, chemical reactions or social relationships.
But when Surface and Motive are gone, Essence is what remains.