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

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

  1. I love the joy and confirmation of each other in this and how we could be in life if we truly appreciated all we are as one, the emptiness loneliness and separation simply would not occur . A beautiful simple sharing of the love we all are.

    1. The joy and confirmation described during the walk in this blog feels very beautiful, very joyful and loving.

  2. I was just feeling us all as one grand body. We may represent different parts, though to work harmoniously as a whole, we need every part. Equal love, care and respect for each magnificent expression that makes us.

  3. This is a beautiful point to consider. We all have the idea that we’re all the same on the inside, but what does that actually mean and feel like. There’s a deeper understanding that we can all constantly develop, deepen and embody.

  4. I can feel the innocent joy that you shared, a childlike joy and this is what comes back to us in bucket loads as we learn to love, care and nurture ourselves.

  5. Learning to appreciate myself has been key to deepening the relationship with myself and others, when I am in connection with myself I find it is very natural for me to share my love and warmth with others.

  6. We are taught to rely just in what we see through our eyes and many times in what we judge based on the physical appearence of people. But how wonderful finding here another way to see and feel from within where we can recognize and appreciate in others the same joy and playfullnes, the light and the pure tenderness and love that is in all of us.

    1. We can see how we feel with another, ‘What if we just saw people through the way we felt with them, not with our eyes, but with our feelings?’

  7. Pinky I felt deeply touched when you expressed about how easy we can see the beauty in others but not so often in ourselves. I’ve lived during many years being affected by this pattern that left me feeling very small. I used to compare myself with others, believing that my value as a woman meant nothing. Today thanks to the work with Universal Medicine I’m learning to rely on what I feel inside me instead of the pictures that my mind throw me if I’m not present. I’ve come to learn about being responsible of the choices I make. How I’ve felt during my life was a choice, not a curse, so now I’m choosing to let my heart lead the way. Now I can see and appreciate myself for who I really am and it feels amazing indeed, because is what we all are 🙂

    1. Allowing ourselves to see and feel the beauty in ourselves first is an important step in claiming our amazingness, ‘How strange it is that we see beauty in others but fail to see that same beauty in ourselves too!’

  8. When we allow ourselves to connect to each other, we start to reflect back who we each are, and in that there is no colour, race or religion which confirms that we are all equal.

  9. Your blog has me pondering if there could be a depth of relationship we can share with each other that we have not yet explored, it feels to me like we accept surface relationships a lot of the time without really sharing the most beautiful, most precious parts of ourselves.

  10. Its so lovely to feel, when we let go of any past hurts we may have had with another, how beautiful and abundant our true connection is.

  11. I love the connections that I have with all different people with different cultures, colours and locations. What I have noticed is that it is not about any of what make them who they are from this different aspects of life but it is the connection within and how really and truly they are all the same.

  12. It is when we separate from ourselves that we are no longer able to feel and know our true qualities and in denying our true way of being, we are far more willing to see another’s qualities well before we accept and value those same qualities within ourselves, until we start to build a deeper connection and awareness with our essence.

  13. Pinky from a young age I’ve always wondered why despite us having different skin colour, underneath this everything was exactly the same. When we bleed, the colour is the same.

    I loved what you wrote “what you see in me is in you too, we are same” – that confirms what I felt when I was young.

  14. I love that you and your friend felt and reconnected to a joy within and that this was felt in each other with not a word uttered. This shows that we can ‘say’ I love you without necessarily saying it. For we say it all in how we move and the way we connect to one another.

  15. Pinky you have exposed the goal of ‘tolerance’ as an aim in society. Yes we can all live together but essentially in tolerance we put up with one another, tolerate our differences, such as religious affiliation, what we believe, what we eat etc. What I love about what you are sharing is that you are asking if our differences are true? Is what we see on the surface, the same as what’s going on deep within. Maybe our external differences are there simply for us to ask deeper questions and find out what really makes us tick on the inside. Then we would find as you have done, that we are really all one and the same.

  16. In realising and knowing that we are all the same there is no place for comparison, jealousy or judgement.

    1. Great point Mary, ‘In realising and knowing that we are all the same there is no place for comparison, jealousy or judgement.’

  17. I felt like I was with you on your walk! I too have felt that with a dear friend of mine on a walk and realised at that point that I could not keep it to that one person, that it was to be felt with everyone I came into contact with. There are situations where I find that simple, and others where it is more challenging, but it is clear that if we choose to keep peeling off the layers of protection, then we all know this internal equality to be truth.

  18. This is so clearly reinforced when we look into anyone’s eyes… There is always a spark there… Sometimes buried deep if I know but there is that light and spark within every human eyes.

  19. Often we need the other as a reminder that this is us too, and then we can take it to another level, to embrace that if we see that in another it’s is us too. We get there together.

  20. ‘We are all one and the same on the inside’…a simple truth yet we have not made it our common experience as a global society. We have moments of this but largely this is not the reality of most people and has never been throughout history. Perhaps as a society we ought to consider why this is the case?

  21. I love the beauty and simplicity of what you have conveyed here Pinky, choosing to see first from our feelings which is then confirmed with the beauty we see with our eyes. In feeling someone from their essence we feel they are just like us, it is just the outer layer that is expressed in a different way.

  22. In saying ‘we are all the same’ is is so key that we recognise this applies to ourselves. And then jealousy would have no standing, as we would simply be reflecting back to each other the claimed beauty of who we are.

  23. 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!

  24. This is so true Pinky and the reason for this truth is that we all come from the same source which is not of this world.

  25. “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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. ‘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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. “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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. “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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

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