I failed to find a way to close the gap between reality and my ideal.
Commitment to being fully present through all levels of being will close the gap between you and what is happening, the gap between you and experience. Kwong Roshi often used to say, “Close the gap, even just a tiny bit, close the gap."
There are several reasons for believing that Europe can close the gap to the extent required to make NATO a working military alliance.
Technology moves with the speed of the human imagination, but regulation advances at the speed of the political process. It’s really no contest, but every now and then regulation makes an ambitious attempt to close the gap.
Nash, for his part, has become convinced welfare is not the solution to the vexed issue of indigenous disadvantage.
"Our strong view is that helping indigenous Australia to engage with the real economy is a core way to close the gap," he says.
"So if we put the welfare economy to one side, it's absolutely fundamental to help them develop skills and participate in enterprises that have sustainable commercial value.