… the inner essence, the all-embracing goal, the objective of all objectives, the concentration of the entire score of the role, of all its major and minor units. The super-objective contains the meaning, the inner sense, of all the subordinate objectives of the play. In carrying out this one super-objective you have arrived at something even more important, superconscious, ineffable, which is the spirit of [the writer] himself, the thing that inspired him to write and which inspires an actor to act. -Constantin Stanislavski, Creating A Role
“We all want to be loved, don’t we? Everyone looks for a way of finding love. It’s a constant search for affection in every walk of life.” -Audrey Hepburn
“Don’t look for Love, look for the one looking for Love.” -Rumi
“If you wish to be loved, love.” -Seneca
We all want to love and be loved.
Let that motivate what you do, say and think about. To yourself and in your dealings with others. It’s the start of empathy and sonder.
And actors…remembering this also works great for your super-objective. Start with the desire to love and be loved. Then drill down with specificity in each beat.