“As long as you are unable to access the power of the Now, every emotional pain that you experience leaves behind a residue of pain that. lives on in you. It merges with the pain from the past and becomes lodged in your mind and body.” Eckhart Tolle
When you touch the Now, pain is felt as just pain without the thought but there is a joy mixed with it, the joy of release. The Now is joy/pain, not joy or pain. And this mix like gin and vermouth, cannot be separated in the drinking. The Now is ambiguous. There is no clear and distinct idea of the Now. That is the twist.