Originally posted by Rajk999
Im not sure how 'spiritual' close friendships are. Maybe you can define what 'spiritual' means in this context.
I think as humans we are endowed with a capacity for projecting ourselves in abstract ways and also we are affected and influenced and shaped by the abstract projections of other people.
Added to this, we clearly have individual spirits ~ perhaps the same thing that you refer to as a "soul" although as a religionist you certainly would define it differently from me ~ which comprise personality, uniqueness, relationships, and other abstract aspects all bound together in the singular personal narrative that each of us accumulates as we live our lives.
This is the nature of the human spirit and is therefore ~ to me ~ the domain of "spirituality" [i.e. concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul]. In your case, your human spirit ~ and all the metaphysical facilities and capacities attendant thereto, which I believe we both possess ~ has taken you into the philosophical realm of Christian belief. It did so for me, too, at a certain part of my life.
For you, "spirituality" is intricately bound to a supernatural being with whom you perceive yourself to be in a relationship; for me, the same ability and inclination ~ my spirit in action ~ to contemplate myself [and what it is that I seem to be part of here in my life] has not resulted in me perceiving myself to be in a relationship a supernatural being, but it is our common spiritual nature that has led to these two different outcomes.
I think that whatever it is that makes up the actual substance of friendship and love, what it is that can affect us deeply about art, what it is about knowledge that can offer us profound insights into the human condition, and what it is that moves us towards beliefs about a divine being, are all connected by "spirituality" and by the fact that we are spiritual beings.