The "gap" you speak of is actually an illusion,,, a discription we "learned" since birth. The task of the warrior is to understand the difference,,, or remove the illusion and percieve the real-reality.
My personal problem is that I was 50 before I discovered there was a separate reality. I am fully aware of my tardiness yet I can't immagine a more exciting, rewarding path, or a better time to follow it.
I am no longer lost, or wandering.