One can FEEL love and give love, while one is suffering (for self or others.) Joy drives out sadness. Both Love and Joy are manifestation of God's 7 manifestations.
When I see little puppies on T.V. - and soaring birds - Such Beauty - all makes me cry 'Oh God - how wonderful you are!' - Your creation, your creatures are so loving, beautiful and dear that they fill me with LOVE. I now feel the roaring of OM - hear it's blessed sound - love the silence with you, God - and seeing love and beauty in every creature. I long to embrace every one I see. I love each one - so much my heart overflows. The peace and OM fills me.
Sunday morning meditation. Had a feeling of Cosmic devotion which grew from visualized concept of the devotee being in Love with the Cosmic Director and Producer of the drama of activity - daily role in life - and our return to be alone with him between performances - (meditation) and recollection during activity. But when alone to be so in love that all is forgotten. How unlike one in love to think of anything when with the betrothed. Only love - making - with the Divine - and it is pure joy through devotion that becomes Cosmic. When self and all else is forgotten the light come softly shining!