As I have always said, you must learn from the example of young lovers. Boy meets girl, but she lives far away and they must part.
He can no longer see her, however, since the first moment they met, she lives in his heart and soul. She is a part of his life and she is his link with the world of poetry, beauty and inspiration.
Well, the inner experience of this young man is the experience of a disciple. An idea, a thought, a mental picture of his sweetheart are enough.
His happiness and inspiration do not depend on her physical presence. This is because the notion we have of a person or thing can be more powerful than the reality.
You must know this truth and learn to use it, for it is very important for your work of spiritual perfection.