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spirituality

(spĭr″ĭ-choo-ăl′ĭ-tē) [ME.]
An awareness of the metaphysical, the religious, or the sublime. In practice, spirituality includes participation in organized religion, contemplation, meditation, prayer, reflection, and activities fostering self-growth and connections with others and with nature.

spirituality,

n an individual's quest for understanding the true meaning of life and the desire to integrate with the transcendent or sacred. May or may not arise from or lead to communi-ty formation or ritual observance.
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