For some, spirituality may be related to religion and even to a higher power. For others, it may be a non-religious experience, such as connecting with nature, art, yoga, meditation, etc. Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection with something greater than ourselves and usually involves a search for meaning in life.
As such, it is a universal human experience, something that touches all of us. People can describe a spiritual experience as sacred or transcendent or simply as a deep sense of vivacity and interconnectedness. Spirituality is the state of having a connection with God or the spirit world. An example of spirituality is praying every day.
Spiritual awareness is an expansive process of living every day, at work and at home, in alignment with a sense of purpose and deep-rooted values. While spiritual well-being may involve participation in religious practice, it is not necessary to do so to achieve well-being. Defining what spirituality is is not easy, because there are many different types of spirituality. There is spirituality within religions (Islam, Christianity, Buddhism), and there is also spirituality without religion.
Over the past 19 years, I have been exposed to various traditions of wisdom, seeking to understand the essence of their philosophy, the practice and methods involved, and the objective. I have researched Zen, Theravada Buddhism, occultism, Taoism, the New Age, Yoga, Vedanta, etc. In some spiritual traditions, having faith in certain basic principles is the gateway to practice. Other paths, such as Buddhism and yoga, are more experiential in nature and tend to require little or no belief.
In any case, it's only natural that as you begin to delve deeper into a path and experience real progress, you gain more confidence in the wisdom behind the teachings, even those you don't yet understand. Moreover, many of the main characteristics of spirituality are not unique to spirituality; for example, self-transcendence, asceticism, and recognition of connection with everyone were considered by atheist Arthur Schopenhauer as key to ethical life. There are many examples of spirituality in which people experience and express their spirituality for different reasons and in different ways.