Once you see everyone else as yourself, the distance between individuals evaporates.
Within sameness there is a difference. But that difference should be different from sameness is in no wise the intention of all the Buddhas. Their intention is both totality and differentiation.
Once we awaken to the powerful, complex idea of being equal to all, the distance between ourselves and the physical world becomes infinitely smaller. We connect deeper with others, recognizing they are simply an extension of ourselves. Download and listen to this powerful track from Deepak Chopra in The Soul of Healing Affirmations:
I will let go of my separate self.