Do you know someone who is deeply spiritual?
If so, they might have some of these 35 characteristics.
This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but if someone displays a good number of these traits, it’s safe to say that they are on their way to being a spiritually evolved being.
1) They are authentic
The most important thing about spirituality is authenticity. A true spirit-led individual will follow their heart and let the qualities listed below naturally emerge from the inside out. It is never something fabricated or artificial.
While the concept of authenticity can be difficult to grasp for the average person, the idea is really quite simple. An authentic person does not just go along with what their society or their peers want them to do. Instead, they do what they truly believe in, without making excuses or concessions.
Truthfully speaking, they don’t even have to believe it themselves. They just have a strong conviction that it is something better than what they have been doing all along.
2) They have a sense of urgency
A highly spiritual person has an urgent need to improve themselves and the world around them. It is a relentless battle for perfection but it never gets in the way of their personal relationships or social life. They don’t compare themselves to others and they don’t let it bring them down when they encounter setbacks or failures.
Rather, they take these as opportunities to further their resolve and live up to the example that they are setting with their actions.
If they are lazy, they have the burning desire to work harder. If they have a tendency to be arrogant, they have the burning desire to be more humble.
3) They are intelligent and wise
Spiritual people are quick learners who can recognize their faults and mistakes faster than someone who is not so evolved. They learn from the past and they take note of what works and what doesn’t, which means that their knowledge becomes increasingly more valuable as time goes on.
They are well-read and they have a lot of ideas on how to improve the world around them. They do not just sit around and let others decide what is right or wrong, but instead, they work to identify the root of a problem, analyze it and find a solution that is both sustainable and effective.
4) They are in touch with their spirituality
A spiritual person understands that there is a higher power that controls the Universe and this helps them to be more in touch with their own spirituality.
However, even a spiritual person can confuse some healthy spiritual principles with unhealthy ones. Want to know where you stand? Here’s how:
When it comes to your personal spiritual journey, which toxic habits have you unknowingly picked up?
Is it the need to be positive all the time? Is it a sense of superiority over those who lack spiritual awareness?
Even well-meaning gurus and experts can get it wrong.
You end up achieving the opposite of what you’re searching for. You do more to harm yourself than to heal.
You may even hurt those around you.
In this eye-opening video, the shaman Rudá Iandé explains how so many of us fall into the toxic spirituality trap. He himself went through a similar experience at the start of his journey.
But with over 30 years of experience in the spiritual field, Rudá now confronts and tackles popular toxic traits and habits.
As he mentions in the video, spirituality should be about empowering yourself. Not suppressing emotions, not judging others, but forming a pure connection with who you are at your core.
If this is what you’d like to achieve, click here to watch the free video.
Even if you’re well into your spiritual journey, it’s never too late to unlearn the myths you’ve bought for truth!
5) They are humble
Humble people have this self-conscious feeling that they are not deserving of anything in life. They are always willing to sacrifice their own success and well-being for the sake of others.
They don’t think of themselves to be better than anyone else and they have a deep sense of wonder about the world around them. They find themselves to be surprisingly surprised by ordinary things, like a sunset or a baby’s smile.
They appreciate even the smallest pleasures because they are aware that these moments will not last forever.
6) They do not hold grudges
A spiritual person does not hold grudges against those who have wronged them in the past.
They are able to forgive everyone, even those who have done the most horrible things to them.
They understand that life is too short to spend it resenting another person or plotting revenge.
It is a waste of energy, a waste of time and it will never bring them any peace of mind.
They are able to transcend their own emotions and look at the world from a point of view that is more accurate and logical. They know that the person who hurt them was not in control of their actions. They were not thinking straight at the time and they would probably have regretted what they did, if they had been given the chance to think it over.
7) They are creative
Spiritual people have a great amount of creative energy within themselves. They are able to think outside the box and they are able to come up with new ways of doing things. They don’t just dream about changing the world, but they actually do it.
This is why their ideas can inspire others to action, because they are fresh and original. They do not just sit around and moan about how bad everything is going. Instead, they take matters into their own hands and do something about it, because this is what makes them feel alive.
8) They are compassionate
A spiritual person has a strong sense of empathy, compassion and caring. They are able to feel the emotions of others and they are able to support them. They do not want to see anyone suffer, so they do whatever they can to make their lives better.
They may be a little more supportive than the average person but they know how to keep an appropriate distance between themselves and those who need it.
9) They are flexible
Spiritual people are always willing to adjust their behavior for the sake of others. They don’t just do what they feel like, but they do what will benefit the ones that they have a close relationship with.
They may have to change their behavior a bit if it will make someone else happy or if it will bring them closer to understanding something deeper about themselves, but in general, they are very open-minded about everything.
10) They are benevolent and kind
A lot of spiritual people have a firm belief that a person’s energy is similar to their own. They can see their own energy reflected in the world around them, just as they can see their own thoughts reflected in the minds of those around them.
They believe that a good person will be born into this world, because this is what they want for themselves. It means that they will be nice to everyone, patient at all times and always willing to help those who are less fortunate than themselves. They think that this sort of life is the way that everyone should live, so they act accordingly.
11) They are loving and tender
Spiritual people are not only compassionate and forgiving, but they also have a strong desire to be close with those they love and those whom they care about.
They embrace the fact that this world is full of imperfections, but they do not let this alter their desire to love unconditionally and to be kind to others. They are not afraid to get a little vulnerable and they are not hesitant to open up to people who may not have been their closest friends, yet.
12) They have a sense of purpose
A spiritual person always has a purpose or mission in life.
They see life as being inherently meaningful and they see that everything that happens is necessary for their growth and evolution.
They will not simply sit back and do nothing, but they will find some way to contribute to the world around them.
They are not afraid of taking action and they are willing to be responsible for everything that they do.
13) They are purposeful in their lives
A spiritual person will never stay in the same job for a long time, because then they would start to get used to their life and this would make them stagnant. They will always look to change something or do something different. They know that the most important thing is to always be growing and learning new things about themselves.
If they have been in one profession for a lot of years, they will not be afraid to try something new or learn more about an entirely different field. They still feel that they have a lot to learn and that there is room for improvement, which is why they are willing to change jobs or move cities depending on what life may have in store for them.
14) They are honest with themselves and with others
A spiritual person knows that it is impossible to be completely pure and that this is not expected of them in the real world. They know that their mind, body and emotions are all flawed, which makes them more understanding towards others as well as towards themselves.
They are honest with themselves and they will not hold back the things that they think, feel and believe. They know that this is necessary in order to strengthen their relationship with themselves and will not hesitate to admit how they are feeling in order to make other people happy as well.
15) They are self-reliant
A spiritual person knows that it is impossible to rely on someone else, because no one is completely dependable.
They will always do what they can to make the world a better place and they will want to make themselves happy as well, but they do not depend on others for this. Instead, they know that it is up to them and that there is no one else who can take their place. This gives them a sense of security because they feel less vulnerable when things do not go their way.
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16) They are self-disciplined
A spiritual person knows that they should always stay on track in life and that they should not go against their morals just to meet a certain goal. They know that if it is wrong, then it is wrong and there is nothing to be gained from doing something that is immoral.
They will not do things just because they can, but because they feel like it will make them grow in life or maybe bring them closer to an important goal that they have set themselves.
17) They are grateful for what they have
A spiritual person knows that everything that they have is given to them by the Universe and this makes them grateful to be alive.
They always think positive thoughts, because they know that if they believe in something strongly enough, it will come true.
They are thankful for all of the bad experiences that they have had in life, because these made them who they are today.
18) They are at peace with themselves
A spiritual person knows that it is impossible for them to be perfect or for them to be completely happy at all times and this means that when they make mistakes, they do not beat themselves up over it.
Instead, they will accept the mistake and allow it to change them in a positive way. They know that they are never really happy until they are at peace with themselves and there is no point in chasing after a feeling of happiness when you know that you might never achieve it.
19) They are willing to give up their possessions for the sake of someone else
A spiritual person knows that everything that they have is not theirs by right.
All of the things that they own have been given to them by people who did not really deserve them in the first place, so if it was okay for others to take these things, then this means that it will be okay for them to give them away whenever they deem necessary.
They are especially willing to give up their possessions for the sake of someone else and they do not feel guilty about doing so. In fact, they feel like it is a great way of helping those who may be in need.
20) They always try their utmost to improve themselves
A spiritual person will never stop trying to better themselves.
They know that this is imperative in order for them to become a more refined version of themselves and they cannot stop until they have reached this goal.
They look at their weaknesses and they try their utmost to eliminate them from their personality.
21) They are calm under pressure
A spiritual person knows that the only way for them to be truly happy is to always remain calm and collected in a situation where everyone else is panicking.
They may not always be successful in doing this, but they will try their very best and this makes it easier for them to accept what life throws at them.
22) They let go of grudges
A spiritual person knows that there is no point in holding onto grudges, because these will not do anyone any good.
They are willing to accept people for who they are and this makes it easier for them to love the world around them and for them to forgive those who have wronged them.
This does not mean that they are going to be taken advantage of, but this means that they are willing to move on from a certain situation without letting it affect them any longer.
23) They are in control of their emotions
A spiritual person knows that they should not feel guilty about how they react when a situation arises and they should not feel like they need to apologize or feel like they have done something wrong because of this.
They will always be able to handle whatever that may come up and this is because they are calm under pressure and do not let their emotions dictate where they are going, who they are interacting with or what path their life will take them on.
24) They are aware that the Universe is always there for them
A spiritual person knows that all of their actions have consequences and this means that they will always do the right thing. However, if they do not succeed at doing the right thing, then they know that the Universe will take them in a new direction anyway.
They are not afraid to make mistakes, because they know that as long as they try their best, then everything will turn out okay in the end anyway.
25) They know the importance of respect and love
A spiritual person knows that everything in life is connected to one another and no matter what action they take, they will eventually reap the rewards of this action.
They are able to see that everyone has a purpose in life and they know that every decision or action that they make will impact someone else in some way or another.
They know the importance of respecting everyone and everything that comes in their life and they know that love is the root of all things good in the world. Therefore, they will do everything that they can to spread this love to other people, because this is what brings about positive change in the world as a whole.
If you are not spiritual, you can still lead a happy life, but if you want to become a more advanced person, then you should try and incorporate some of these qualities into your everyday life.
26) They always try to make others happy
A spiritual person knows that everyone deserves happiness and this is why they will always try to find the best way to make other people happy.
They may not be successful at it all of the time, but they will always try their very best in order for them to help others, even if it means that they are not getting anything in return.
This is a great way for them to show how much they care about others and this is what ultimately makes them a spiritual person.
27) They know how to be grateful
A spiritual person knows that the Universe provides for them in more than one way and this is why they will try their utmost to be thankful for everything that comes into their life.
They may not always have material possessions, but they will still be thankful for what they have. They will also be thankful when good things happen to them and grateful when bad things happen to them, because they understand that these things are often necessary in order for them to grow as a person.
28) They are not afraid to make a change in their life
A spiritual person knows that they always have the power to make a change in their life, but they will never take advantage of this power.
They will try their hardest to stay on the right path and if this ever does not work for them, then they will accept their decisions and do everything that they can to try and fix what went wrong.
They understand that change is inevitable, especially when we think about how the world works in general.
29) They understand the importance of being flexible
A spiritual person knows that there is never a moment when they can get stuck in a certain mindset, because they will always be open to new experiences.
This means that they are well aware of the importance of being flexible and having the right mindset when it comes to almost everything in life. They will try their best at all times to see things from different perspectives and they will see things in a very simple way whenever possible.
30) They know to be humble
A spiritual person knows that there is always more that they can learn and they do not believe that they know everything or are always right.
They will also never be rude to someone who is different from them or try to bring others down because of their differences. They understand how much the Universe loves each and every one of us and this is why they will always strive to be humble when it comes to their actions, thoughts and behavior.
31) They are able to laugh at themselves
A spiritual person knows that they do not need other people in order for them to be happy, but this does not mean that they live in isolation from the world around them. They may be spiritual, but they are not afraid to interact with other people.
This is why they try their very best to be open and honest with other people and also try their hardest to understand when something happens that makes them unhappy.
A spiritual person knows that these things just happen and that there is nothing more that they can do about it.
Therefore, when these things do happen, they will always be able to laugh at themselves about the situation and not let it get the better of them.
32) They are more appreciative
A spiritual person knows that everything they have they have only because the Universe provides it to them and when something good happens, they will always be thankful for it. They are also aware of their own flaws in life and this is why they do not take everything for granted.
This also means that a spiritual person is more appreciative of the things that matter most to them in life, like their family or even the Universe itself. They know that both these things have a purpose in life and this is why they appreciate them so much.
If you are not spiritual, do not worry about it because you can still lead an amazing life and make it your own in the end.
33) They know how to handle their emotions
A spiritual person knows that the Universe provides for them, but even though the Universe provides for them, it does not mean that they will always be happy with their situation and their current level of life. They will still try to see what went wrong in order to find a way back into the right path again.
This is why they know how to handle their emotions and this is also what makes them a spiritual person. They are able to take everything in life as it comes, but at the same time, they will always try their very best at all times in order to ensure that everything goes well for them in life.
34) They learn from the past
A spiritual person knows that they will never know everything in life, but this does not mean that they do not pay attention to all of their experiences. They acknowledge these experiences and they use them as a way of learning more about the Universe and how it works.
They understand that every experience in life is necessary for their growth as human beings and this is why they learn from the past. They also know how important it is to be open-minded because this means that they are able to accept new experiences easily, which ultimately makes them a spiritual person.
35) They are not afraid to try new things
A spiritual person does not believe in stereotypes because they know that everything is unique and different, which is why they do not allow previous experiences to have a negative effect on their current experiences.
They know how much the Universe loves each and every one of us, so they will always try their very best to make sure that everything goes well for them in life.
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Many people have turned to breathwork to reverse this response and relax their bodies.
The most effective type of breathwork we’ve come across is shamanic breathwork because of its focus on connecting with the inner self. This can result in profound realizations and experiences that help you to confront whatever issue you’re facing.
If you want to try a shamanic breathwork exercise, we recommend the Ybytu masterclass by Rudá Iandê.
In this free masterclass, Rudá explains the background to shamanic breathwork and takes you through a powerful exercise to instantly bring calmness and ease into your life. We can’t recommend it highly enough.