Lao Tze encapsulates this mismatch very well in a elegant series of interdependant postulates.
"The Tao that can be expressed is not the eternal Tao; The name that can be defined is not the unchanging name. Non-existence is called the antecedent of heaven and earth; Existence is the mother of all things. From eternal non-existence, we can see clearly the apparent distinctions. These two are the same in source and become different when manifested."
It is as if thought creates a moat or membrane around what requires a deeper discernment of it's drivers much as if this were all analogous to a computer system that relies on binaries that define in advance of perception, what reality is or is not reality. It either is or is not. This archaic system reminds me of the divisional aspects thought has placed between the body and mind lacking an intermediary, whereas these days we know that the mind informs the body and vice versa as interdependant aspects of an individuation that in of themselves are not a closed system as a calculating computer is.