My first teacher, Swami Muktananda, had a great way of making philosophy very accessible. Read how he explained this same point

“We are all portions of this universe of Consciousness. We are not different from one another and we are not different from God. We believe ourselves to be men or women, rich people or poor people. We believe that we are teachers, soldiers, psychiatrists. We believe that we are young or old, fat or thin, happy or miserable. We believe that we are Americans or Indians, Russians or Arabs, Hindus or Christians, Muslims or Jews. But in reality the Truth within us is one. We all come from the same seed and that seed is God. We are simply playing different roles. If we could only penetrate beneath these roles to our own divinity, then once again we would all know that we are God.” (1)

(1) Where are you Going, pg 3