The Infinite is Absolute, a boundless indivisible Unity.
The Finite is relative, a numeric unity which is accountable. It possesses form and boundaries that relate to its surrounding.
For example, an apple is finite, it is a numeric object. It cannot be separated from its surrounding relatives like its colour, its shape, the branch it falls under, the tree to which the branch belongs, the ground where the tree grows, the other trees around it, the house nearby, the sky above etc..
Numeric entities possess form and definition. Those forms can be physical, like an apple, redness, a tree, a house. they can also be semi-physical like roundness and sqaureness and they can be metaphysical, like a thought or a concept (happiness, sadness, pleasure, remorse, equality etc...)
Numeric objects relate to each other; and their forms layer upon one another. For example, redness and roundness layer upon the apple, the apple layers upon the branch, the branch layers upon the tree, the tree layers upon the ground and so on and so forth.
Even metaphysical entities relate to each other. For instance, lets take the thought 'I am happy'. The thought 'I am on vacation' layers upon the thought 'I am happy'. The thought 'This place I'm in is so beautiful and peaceful' layers upon the thought 'I am on vacation and I am happy' etc...
The Absolute, on the other hand, must by definition be unrelated, because any relation implies relativity, hence non-absoluteness. Accordingly, it must possess some form of unity, yet this unity is not numeric and hence inexplicable.
The Absolute is commonly compared to existence or some form of omnipresent consciousness.
Lets take consciousness for example,
You cannot contain your consciousness within a single thought, can you?
There will always be a higher conceiver in you to contain any emerging thought.
However, your consciousness somehow still seems to host relative numeric entities - identifiable instances of thought, emotion and perception. After all, we do sustain awareness that we're thinking of this and that, feeling this and that or experiencing this and that at any given time and place.
The question is: how can a thought (a finite numeric entity) fall within consciousness (This Infinite Entity)?
How can that which lacks boundaries and extremities to begin with contain anything with boundaries and extremities?
The nature of space stands as the ultimate perceivable explanation of what The Boundless or Infinite could look or feel like. Accordingly, it is almost safe to compare Consciousness to an endless metaphysical space.
But the same question applies to space as well:
How can a finite entity like a person, a tree or an apple - an entity that exhibits physical extremities, fall inside or be contained by an entity which lacks extremities like space? Logically, what lacks extremities, lacks insides. How can that which lacks insides contain anything inside of it at all?
The only explanation to such a verifiable possibility, and I highlight the term possibility here because reality (as we know it), and in the light of the logical absurdities that constitute its underlying fabric, could not escape the Realm of The Possible for it to border on anything 'real' or Definite (in the sense that we would at least like to believe our physical reality is).
The best possible explanation of reality would be something like this:
The ONLY way The Finite can fall inside The Infinite is through a Dream-like situation, where The Mind momentarily projects a dream-like realm into presence, while somehow remaining unrelated to such realm (i.e. remaining absolute and relative simultaneously, inside the realm and Outside of it at the same time).
This projected-realm, as definite, real and explorable as it may look and feel, remains to the Mind a possibility which The Mind can always wake up from; and in such event of waking up, this realm (which at once may have looked and felt so real) is bound to collapse into nothingness.
Lets recap what we have so far:
The Mind projects a realm into presence (a possible world in which the creator or The Mind is able to experience a perceivable numeric version of itself. In other words, in this possible dream-like realm, The Infinite is able to exist and operate as a Finite numeric entity. The Mind then somehow navigates through this pseudo-realm in the same way a Dreamer navigates through a dream. It does so in complete innocence or denial to any pre-knowledge or pre-exposure to this realm, moving inside of it in an exploration-mode and in a state of obliviousness to the fact that it is on core-level originating it.
This denial somehow allows for the logic of the Dream to hold and at the same time preserves the necessary separation needed between The Dreamer and The Dreamt to sustain vision.
However, The Mind's unconscious fear of the Collapse-point, the fear emitted by the subconscious knowledge in the mind that this realm is at core-level unreal, preserves the The Dreamer from losing itself to The Dream completely .
However, on the other hand, such knowledge threatens the numeric version of the mind (The Dreamer self). Lets refer to this dreamer-self The Ego. The idea that reality is at core-level unreal, drives the ego to register numeric instances of its presence in the dream-like realm (like taking selfies on a trip) and then connect those instances weave a story around them and sustain a historical identity.
Reality accordingly can be said to be the story of consciousness or The Infinite projecting an eye from its self looking back at itself - attempting to view itself as a Finite, through a Feedback loop.
In order for such vision to happen, some imaginary distance or lapse must separate The Viewer from The Viewed.
Consciousness projects the possibility of Time and Space to secure such lapse. Along this logic, it can be argued that Time and Space originated as an imaginary continuum held to secure a realm where The Viewer (this absolute unity we're referring to as consciousness) can become past to The Viewed (past to its own self) in order to be able to explore itself.
However, in truth The Absolute cannot be divided into past and future. It is happening all at once; and in finality, The Creator controls its Creation; and he who controls is forever present and never past.
Time and Space are the mirror of consciousness - the mirror of your deep insides.
When you look at the mirror, it feels like the reflection you see is future to you, but in finality it is past to you, because you are the originator and controller of it.
Any event that happens in space and time (past, present or future) cannot but be past to you, because it is originated and caused by YOU.
The external fragmented causal logic of things which takes time to unravel and seems to progress from a linear past point A to a future point B is the translation of a circular meaning that precedes internally and that is forever happening in a timeless Now.
The steps of the runner may seem to progress to some future point, but they are past to what ‘running’ already is - past to the meaning they translate.