In the adventures of Carlos Castaneda, his master Don Juan sends him to a witch who possesses the ability to adopt the perception of any creature. The witch allows Castaneda to feel exactly like an earthworm and what does he perceive? Enormous exhilaration and power. Instead of being the tiny inconspicuous creature that a worm appears to humans, Castaneda felt like a bulldozer pushing each grain of dirt aside like a boulder; he mighty and strong. Instead of feeling like drudgery, the worm’s digging was cause for elation, the elation of someone who could move mountains with his body.
In our own life there is a stream of joy that is just as elemental and unshakable.