Spirituality can be defined in two ways. The first way is that spirituality is returning to the witnessing state. That’s all there is to it. To be outside of mind and thoughts, to just simply be. That’s all spirituality is.
The second definition, one that you often here in dictionaries , is this: “Spirituality means any experience that is thought to bring the experience into contact with the divine”. This is the second definition.
However, these two really just mean the same thing. The first leads to the second. To have the experience of bliss, peacefulness and love, or what some people call, “the divine”, you have to be in a state of witnessing; being in the now.
When you say the ‘divine’, people automatically think of God, or some form of supernatural entity. This is not the case. This is what puts most people off spirituality. What the divine really means can be summed up by Osho, which puts it simply as:
“The divine is nothing but the depth of diving into this moment, into this world, into this life, into this body.”
Once you are fully in the moment, completely outside of identification with thoughts, then you can have this experience of the divine. If you are religious, then you’ll filter this experience through your beliefs, which is why so many associate the word with religion.
All it is is just a feeling, a realisation. It’s bliss.
The first step is to experience it yourself. Then you can feel the truth, and know the true definition of spirituality.