Definition of Spiritual Being
A spiritual being is one who lives in life with harmony, peace, compassion, and love. A spiritual being sees unity in the world’s diversity, treats each moment as whole and perfected in ordinary life, sees the world as it is without prejudice or judgment, enjoys every moment as a precious gift, lives with a sense of responsibility and duty, and refrains from engaging in the dramas of the world.
A spiritual being distinguishes the eternal and consistent truth from the ever changing, the deceptive, the false, and that which has the appearance of the truth. A spiritual being has a clear perception of reality, feels comfortable with this perception, and is capable of tolerating uncertainty and ambiguity. The uncertainty and ambiguity are seen as opportunities to experience the world, holding many open doors while refraining from placing judgment upon people and events.
A spiritual being accepts oneself as he is, and accepts others as they are without judging or valuing. We all come to this world in a variety of shapes and forms, and with different characteristics. When we not longer place our judgments upon ourselves and others, we gain our self-concept and self worth. When we no longer place our judgments upon others we are in harmony with all around us.
A spiritual being is spontaneous in both thought and behavior. To be spontaneous is to go beyond the tyranny and control of the mind, so we can start connecting the wisdom of the cosmos and universe. As a result, this innate, creative, spontaneous, pure, child-like, and playful nature becomes who we are in the midst of our world. He or she is authentic, inventive, expressive, perceptive, and spontaneous in everyday life and able to see things in new ways.
A spiritual being is autonomous, independent, and a nonconformist of his or her own culture and environment, but does not go against convention for the sake of being different. He or she is confident and content in who he or she is without conforming to the culture or environment he or she has been immersed in and surrounded by, and who does not feel the needs to fulfill the expectations of others, including even his or her own expectations.
A spiritual being is not lonely, even when alone. He or she enjoys and seeks solitude and serenity in mountains, forests, and oceans, and even in busy airports. A spiritual being has mystic or peak experiences through meditation, chanting, yoga, singing, playing music, and even playing sports. He or she has had glimpses of the transcendental experiences between the literal world and the cosmos.
A spiritual being has feelings of sympathy, affection, love, and compassion for him or herself and for others. He or she respects all beings regardless of age, race, creed, and other ephemeral factors, and sees oneness in diversity.