For those of you who are away from your loved ones atm or have lost someone dear to you these words from `Mans Search for Meaning` – Viktor E Frankl might help. This book is his account of the 3 years he spent in a Nazi death camp – it is his account of his spiritual survival.
He had no idea if his pregnant wife was still alive in the 3 years he spent in the camp. This is how he kept his love alive.
` My mind still clung to the image of my wife. A thought crossed my mind: I didn’t even know if she was still alive. I knew only one thing…Love goes far beyond the physical person of the beloved. It finds its deepest meaning in his spiritual being, his inner self. Whether or not he is actually present, whether or not he is still alive at all, ceases somehow to be of importance. I did not know whether my wife was alive, and I had no means of finding out, but at that moment, it ceased to matter. There was no need for me to know, nothing could touch the strength of my love, my thoughts, and the image of my beloved….set me like a seal upon thy heart, love is as strong as death`