One aspect of 'Being spiritual' is goal-directed, with
aims such as: simultaneously improve one's wisdom and willpower, achieve a closer connection to god/the universe, and remove
illusions or false ideas at the sensory, feeling and thinking aspects of a person.
Others say that spirituality is a two-stroke process:
the "upward stroke" is inner growth, changing oneself as one changes his/her relationship with god, and the "downward stroke"
is manifesting improvements in the physical reality around oneself as a result of the inward change