Bill Viola (American born 1951) draws attention to a metaphysical insight articulated by Ibn Arabi (1165-1240, Andalucian):
The self is an ocean without a shore.
Gazing upon it has no beginning or end, in this world and the next.
Stills of one of 23 actors in Ocean Without a Shore, colour video, 2007. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 2019/2020