i guess for me, the word "spirituality" carries so much baggage that i have no interest in using it. between the religious connotations and the new age shallowness that i associate with the term (with good reason), it just kind of rubs me the wrong way. (yeah, i know, i should "make it my own"...)
but if i let all that go...
the only concept of "spirituality" that interests me is the unexplainable, indescribable connectedness (that's the best term i can come up with) that i can feel with various things i come across in my life.
sometimes, i feel that with another human being. more often, i feel it when there are no other humans around. when i am, to use a cliche, "communing with nature".
sitting among the old growth redwoods. camped out at black sands beach (or any of numerous other rugged coastal places along the lost coast and north). sitting in the massive arroyo near where i live, under an old juniper tree. watching a herd (?) of elk walk by a hundred yards away, in a blowing snowstorm. bonding with the (once feral) dogs that live with me. etc etc etc...
the question of whether what i think of as "spirituality" implies some "sprit" or "soul" or other non-physical entity of sorts, is irrelevant to me. i simply don't care. does my being - that which i experience as me/i - include anything that is not purely of the physical/material world? maybe. maybe not. it seems like a false dichotomy anyway.
are feelings/intuitions of the physical/material world? does it fucking matter?
edit: i purposely avoided talking about rituals, which for many are a huge part of their "spirituality". but don't mind if i do.
i hate rituals, for the most part. at least to the extent that they tend to be repetitive and predictable. i realize that term can span quite a range of activities, so i'm trying not to broad-brush. so many people i have known that call themselves "spiritual" are so completely bound to their spiritual rituals that to me it seems way anti-liberatory. but that's me.