All is fractal. Everything in existence behaves fractal, is self-similar.
Even the most minute part of anything is infinite, and the whole itself is contained within it.
A wave stands in relation to the ocean in the same way our souls do to all that is, was, ever will be, to source, to the field.
A wave extracts itself in a fractal manner from the ocean. In order to experience itself, all that is, and it's relationship to the whole - subjectively. 'just' for the sake of an experience itself. It wants to have a temporary experience of separation, individuality and duality.
Only then to return shortly after back into the whole, its complete state.. which for the wave is the ocean.. And in our case all that is, was, and ever will be.
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” ~Rumi