William yes it does. There are two concepts when you say “ The ALL is the essence in all. A thing in itself is nothing. Only in relation to something else does it become.” Technically yes, when discussing all things. Universally speaking, the “ALL” as in Universal force/Essence/Spirit/Divinity I believe is whole by itself, needing nothing for comparison. Needing nothing from humanity, not even acknowledgment. It simply, is.