Spirituality is, in a narrow sense, a concern with matters of the spirit. The spiritual, concerning as it does eternal verities regarding Man's ultimate nature, is often contrasted with the temporal or the worldly. It may include belief in supernatural powers, as in religion, but the emphasis is on personal experience. It may be an expression for life perceived as higher, more complex or more integrated with one's worldview, as contrasted with the merely sensual.
- Transcendence – experience, awareness, and appreciation of a "transcendent dimension" to life beyond self.
- Connecting – increased awareness of a connection with self, others, God/Spirit/Divine, and nature.
- Becoming – an unfolding of life that demands reflection and experience; includes a sense of who one is and how one knows.