Is there a price to pay for accessing the Now? Is it troubling to be fully present? Or could we say that if it hurts, then we are going "the wrong direction"? Like barb was saying in her initial question to eckhart, she was afraid of dropping all the "busy-ness" of her life situation only to find that underneath she was very sad or depressed. I don't think that would be the final outcome, but I think there may be some truth and validity to this question. Here's a related quote from the (apocryphal) Gospel of Thomas:
Jesus said: He who seeks, let him not cease seeking until he finds; and when he finds he will be troubled, and when he is troubled he will be amazed, and he will reign over the All.