Connecting with God. Feeling His warm embrace.
I have only felt this a few dozen times, because each time my ego was temporarily missing or entirely subdued.
These are the times of miracles -- when the heavens opened up and I felt humble, supremely confident and fearless all at the same time.
I've received great joy finding and marrying my wife. She shares my love of God. But marriage is an earthly thing and temporary.
Letting the mortal shell of darkness fall away to reveal the true self awakened and full of light -- this is eternal.