Heart – The emotions people feel about what happens to them, those they care for, and the world around them.

Mind – A person’s capacity for self- and world-awareness, evaluation, reasoning, and rational thought.

Spirit – Concern for the welfare and development of oneself, others, and nature, and doing good for its own sake, all without adherence to a religion.

Appendix: Definitions from Oxford Dictionaries (OD) and Wikipedia:


  • OD Definition:
    • The heart regarded as the [metaphorical] centre of a person’s thoughts and emotions, especially love or compassion – ‘he poured out his heart to me’
    • One’s mood or feeling – ‘they found him well and in good heart’


  • OD Definition:
    • The element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought – ‘a lot of thoughts ran through my mind’
    • A person’s ability to think and reason; the intellect – ‘his keen mind’


  • OD Definition:
    • The prevailing or typical quality, mood, or attitude of a person, group, or period of time – ‘the university is a symbol of the nation’s egalitarian spirit’
  • Wikipedia Definition:
    • Secular spirituality is the adherence to a spiritual philosophy without adherence to a religion. Secular spirituality emphasizes the personal growth and inner peace of the individual, rather than a relationship with the divine. Secular spirituality is made up of the search for meaning outside of a religious institution; it considers one’s relationship with the self, others, nature, and whatever else one considers to be the ultimate. Often, the goal of secular spirituality is living happily and/or helping others.