I'm in search of a word that describes the sensation of being struck by something, for example strong wind, but using active voice and having the connotation be that it was pleasurable. Let's say for example: "Ich habe das Fenster geöffnet und den Wind _______". I've already thought of "gespürt", but I felt that it was too weak and a bit too passive, and also "entgegengenommen" in the sense of "embraced", but I don't think that "entgegennehmen" can actually be used in a figurative sense like that.
If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be very thankful to hear them!
Edit: I guess a nice English translation would be "I opened the window and embraced the wind". However, reading all the answers, I kind of came to the conclusion that all variants that aren't passive voice are not that idiomatic, so I think I just have to work with the passive. Thanks for all the answers!