I like the clarity of expression found in the spiritual teacher Rupert Spira;
I get his daily quotes and the one for 24th September 2013 says;
From the point of view of a finite self, experience consists of a multiplicity and diversity of finite objects and selves, some of which are conceived as ‘me’, others as ‘not me’. From the point of view of experience itself, there is just the seamless intimacy of itself, one indivisible, unnameable whole, always changing in name and form but never changing in essence.
RP Recognizing that no analogies are perfect my favourite for what Spira is speaking about is the lava lamp – one in which the wax is infinitely the Whole and the forms endlessly changing.