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Spirituality can be defined many different ways for many different people of different ages, cultures, religious faiths and nationalities. Generally spirituality can be defined as a search for the Truth and ultimate meaning. A spiritual person is one who will always seek the answers to life's questions, such as who are they, what is their purpose, and why do they exist.

Although religion usually is a big factor in the life of a spiritual person, a person can achieve spirituality without subscribing to any religious faith. All religions a set of laws defining how followers of the religion should conduct themselves and live their lives. A religious spiritual person will see these laws as a way to become closer to finding the Truth, whereas a person who follows these laws simply as a matter of habit can be defined as non-spiritual.

Spirituality is a search for ultimate meaning.

'Why am I here?' is a question that a spiritual person should ask of themselves often. A spiritual person should seek out the answers to life by using their surrounding environment, the people around them and make efforts to understand and learn of different religious faiths. Rather than accepting things as right or wrong because others around them say they are, a spiritual person should always make their own judgement on all things after careful consideration. A spiritual person's actions should always bring them closer to the Truth.

Spirituality can only be achieved after certain steps have been taken. Firstly, the person needs to realise that their world is unsatisfactory and that there is a path to freedom. The next steps involve having the right positive attitude and frame of mind, and awareness of how your words and actions affect others. A spiritual person should be fully aware...