Magic of Knowing… We are All One & the Same on the Inside

“We are all one and the same on the inside.” I have heard this, and I have expressed this, on many occasions! We have many external and superficial differences such as being a man or woman, boy or girl, short or tall, of diverse faiths, multiple hair lengths, hair colour and styles, different coloured eyes, different skin colour types, races, countries, the list can go on and on…

With these many differences, we can either choose to see only these differences and many more, and thus see what our eyes are taught to see and only what our eyes see, or we can choose to see that there could be another way to see things – a way that is without the need of relying solely on what our eyes see!

How contradictory is that?

Recently I had the most amazing five minute walk with a friend and it was truly magical in what we (I, and also, she) both got to experience.

It felt like we were in a time and space of our own, far away from the reality of what just the eyes can see! Yes, we were conscious of what our bodies and our hearts felt, but far more than that it was a feeling, felt from a deep place within ourselves.

This friend has changed the meaning of these simple words, “We are all the same on the inside.”

I put my arm around my friend while we were walking together and, at the same time, she just snuggled into me like a little girl, just giggling, saying a gentle “hello”.

I felt her preciousness, her playfulness in the manner in which she came to me, in the simple words spoken, the joy in her presence and the love I felt from her towards me. Not much had been spoken except a “hello” at this point of our walk together.

I was about to express this to her, when she expressed the same to me. We both looked at each other in amazement that we both felt the same about the other. You could say this was love: yes it was an abundance of joy and an acceptance in knowing that what we both felt was the same for each other, but neither of us could see it to that depth we felt for each other, in ourselves!

My friend and I realised at that point, that the cuteness I felt in my gorgeous friend, she felt it in me too; the playfulness that I felt in her, she saw it in me too; the little girl I felt in her, she felt in me too; the joy I felt with her, she felt with me too; the love I felt for her, she felt for me too! The love that was in her was in me too, and the beauty I saw in her, she saw in me too.

We were physically two, but walking as one, enjoying and being inspired by each other. It was like looking at your own reflection in a mirror and falling in love. Wow! What a reflection that was!

We are all the same and although we may have many physical differences, we are one and the same on the inside.

All same, same and NO different!

How strange it is that we see beauty in others but fail to see that same beauty in ourselves too!

Why is that?

Could it be that we recognise all the love, joy and playfulness we see in others, we just don’t acknowledge that we also have them in us too?

Could it also be that we are taught to see only the physical differences and live in separation from everyone – and even from ourselves?

What if we just saw people through the way we felt with them, not with our eyes, but with our feelings? Then the beauty we see with our eyes would be an expansion of what is already felt, and a confirmation.

Could it be this simple? If we went with how the other person felt in their true essence, then the outer differences are just like different clothes on a person, in this case in the form of skin, hair, nationality, religion etc. Because when you take off the clothes, then the inner body is just like every other human being, you’re a person and in the same manner, if you take away or see past the physical differences we see with our eyes, we are a being just like another, just the same.

Apples, just like people, come in different colours – red, green, yellow and even multi-coloured; they come in various shapes and sizes too. However, when you peel the beautiful skin off the apple, whilst each is different, they are still very yummy and delicious on the inside! Just like we all are unique, different on the outside, but all the same delicious, gorgeous beauty on the inside.

Would there be any hatred, comparison, jealousy, physical or verbal violence, conflicts or even war, if we chose to feel and see that the beauty in others lives in us too?

How different would it be if we lived in a world of feeling connected to others and sharing love and harmony; a world where we enjoy each other’s presence and reflections, and are inspired by each other? This frees us of any comparison to another and allows us just to be in acceptance and appreciation, knowing we are the same. We are all part of a jigsaw puzzle called Humanity and this puzzle cannot be complete without every single piece being connected.

I’ve been inspired by many practitioners and students of Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon. There were many times I would have complimented people on something and they always made me feel equal by sharing that “What you see in me, is in you too, we are same.” I did get what was expressed at one level, but this time, in the experience with my friend, I embodied that experience and can truly understand how we are in fact one and the same. I am greatly appreciative to everyone who is a reflection to me in my life, wherever you are.

by Pinky, Software Engineer, Brisbane, Australia

Further Reading:
Colour and Class Distinction – Where Are You From?
The Word Love
Serge Benhayon Brings Philosophy To Life

842 thoughts on “Magic of Knowing… We are All One & the Same on the Inside

  1. A gorgeous reflection of true interconnectedness that we all come from and also that we are also just like the stars that scatter the universal sky because they too are made of particles just like us. Everything is universally connected and that honesty is reflected in all that we see and feel constantly.

  2. I remember sitting on the tube in London one day, looking around at everyone and seeing past the external appearance to each persons essence, which was the same divine light in every single one. It was an incredible moment which has stayed with me, so when I forget and look at others through the eyes of separation and individualism, this marker pulls me back to the divine equality I felt then.

    1. A similar thing happened to me while on the tube. As I sat there, I felt as though I was sitting with my brothers and sisters as if I knew every single one of them, and in that moment there were no strangers. I remember feeling as though the guy sitting next to me was as familiar to me as a well-loved brother or cousin – that day gave me a new marker.

  3. So beautiful to come back to this blog and know so well the feeling you describe , there is a purity and an innocence that is just divine.

  4. If we really embraced the fact that we are all equal on the inside then we could not possibly have the world that we live in today. This is why it is so important to not let anything get in the way of knowing our true nature and that we focus on the truths of life rather than the ill lies that come when we disconnect from ourselves and therefore all others.

  5. It is so gorgeous to read your blog again Pinky. Love doesn’t have to be expressed through words, we can feel love energetically through our body as every particle in our body vibrate to the language of love, expressed through our movements.

  6. What we see with our eyes as opposed to what we feel with our hearts can indeed be very different Pinky and learning to discern what it true and what is not true is a lesson in life we all need to master.

  7. “How strange it is that we see beauty in others but fail to see that same beauty in ourselves too! Good point Pinky. What we see in others, be it perceived as ‘good or bad’ is a reflection for ourselves to look at – and appreciate – or recognise that we have work to do.

  8. It is truly joyful when we allow ourselves to feel the very tangible experience of meeting another in the intimacy of each other’s shared uniqueness, and all coming from the one same source.

    1. Thanks Gabriele for this, the presence of joy is very confirming that what is being felt and shared is coming from a connection to the one same source.

  9. This is such a lovely awareness of how to invite ourselves to appreciate who we are in our essence. It is one thing to appreciate the qualities of another but when claimed for ourselves and everyone equally expansion is possible and radiates out to everyone.

  10. “What if we just saw people through the way we felt with them, not with our eyes, but with our feelings? ” A great question Pinky, if this was truly considered and embraced there would be a paradigm shift in the way we all connect and interact with each other.

  11. For many years I have been hearing that we are all the same on the inside, and for the best part for me it was only a concept, because I was blocked from feeling the truth of those words, but what I have noticed is that when we are connected there is a deeper relationship to be had with another. And then when you look into the eyes of another there is no feeling of being separate and then in that moment you see the beauty of the other but feel it in yourself also.

  12. I recently heard an Aboriginal Elder give a talk at a NAIDOC Day event. He shared how we are all the same, we all bleed the same colour blood yet we act like we are different. We see ourselves as different and are then separated from each other but it is the coming together and seeing that underneath we are all the same were true harmony and togetherness lies.

    1. So true, we are all the same, we do all bleed the same colour blood and the separation comes through all of us! It is an illustration of insanity really. The correction of separation, when we know that segregation and something like apartheid is wrong, it goes the other way which is not right either. The sooner we ‘get’ from our bodies and not our heads that we are all equal, the sooner we will stop seeing the atrocities we are currently seeing and experiencing.

  13. It makes such a difference when we see everybody else as completely equal and the same to us regardless of skin colour, age, sex etc.. we have just made different choices but inside are all love. It takes away any notion that people don’t care or are out to get us etc.. and brings it back to the fact that we all know love just may not be choosing it for whatever reason. And so takes judgement out of the equation and brings in appreciation as well as purpose, knowing that there is work to be done as we have strayed so far away from the essence and love that we are.

  14. For two woman to share true intimacy in the way you describe above is sadly rare in a world where jealousy, comparison and self criticism amongst woman is considered quite normal.

  15. ‘We were physically two, but walking as one, enjoying and being inspired by each other. It was like looking at your own reflection in a mirror and falling in love. Wow! What a reflection that was!” so beautiful to read Thank you Pinky for sharing, we are teachers and students all rolled into one and the reflection we give to each other can be inspiring and life changing reminding us that we are all the same in brotherhood.

  16. It’s great to see life a different way and not buy into life just being ‘this way’ or believing you are not able to change something. Life can be seen in a different way, you can make a change, it’s just that you should wait for the change to come as you/we will need to live the change. In other words, use the world around you as a reflection and from what you see is needing change, bring that change to how you are and live it strong. The world may not follow suit but the ripple effect of what you are doing will be seen.

  17. If we rely only on our eyes, we are blind to see the manner of being of those around us. It’s taken sometime to fully grasp this, but the truth is that we receive images to our eyes and not in fact look – hands there must be two manners of being , 1) to be still, observe and respond, and 2 ) to already be in a form of trying to do something which disconnects is from this observation and sense of space.

  18. If we do not choose to feel the sameness in each other we will only see the seeming differences and erroneously assume that’s all there is…

  19. I love how you have likened us the humanity to a jigsaw puzzle. Everyone counts. None of us can go AWOL. Together, we are complete.

  20. Because our eyes are often trained to see what they are trained to see, what we are able and willing to see is always limited. When we feel others, we also experience that people are different (their vibration and level of denseness is different and this feels different as well). Yet, when you understand what is behind the level of vibration we realize that we are only different because we align energetically differently and make different choices. Other than that, we are one in essence.

  21. We miss out on so much when we focus only on and define who we are through our physicality. Of course we then would only see our differences, through which we compare, compete and judge one another. Yet our true measure of who we are is found in our connection to our essence where are one and the same, as within we are no different to another. We all breath the same air, we all have the same colour blood and we all have within a heart that knows what absolute love is – we only need to connect to it and let this lead us.

  22. My life began to change when I started to appreciate and accept myself, deepening this relationship with myself has been key for me and has made it easier to bring this appreciation and love to others around me.

  23. When we stop to feel and appreciate all we cross paths with, we begin to feel the symbiotic nature of the whole, that in truth we all confirm each other by walking from our connection from within. This is where we will see and reflect the true nature and connection of the all, showing us the grandeur and honesty of the full picture right before us.

  24. “How strange it is that we see beauty in others but fail to see that same beauty in ourselves too!” Yes, very strange indeed! When we look at a field of the same flowers growing together, although each one has its own uniqueness, we don’t look at them and say they are different! Is it not the same for us? Although we all have our own unique features, we are all made from the same substance and are all the same on the inside.

  25. I read this totally differently this morning and could feel another layer revealed to me. Everyone and everything is communicating to us all of the time. We all have an opportunity to see with our whole bodies, to feel, to get a sense of what is beyond the physical and all those parts make up the whole of what we see!

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