What does it mean to be spirited? Webster defines spirited as full of energy, animation, or courage. To be spirited is a good thing. Through out history, people have tried to capture this mind set by meditation, yoga, and drugs.
From a human perspective, there are days that we are spirited and full of energy, and also there are days that we are depressed and lack energy. This may be explained by physiology and psychology. Pharmaceutical companies and psychiatric make millions of dollars annually trying to make people spirited.
For me, sometimes a cup of coffee will get me in a spirited state where everything is all right with the world. The worries and stresses are for the moment gone, and the future appears bright. If only this state will last forever.
In religion, being spirited may involve the entrance of the Holy Spirit, which transforms the person into a Christian. In the Tip of the Writing Brush, a spirited mind is a mind that has reached a high spiritual maturation almost equivalent to God’s mind. This mind is void of evil (greed, arrogance, and self love), and is spirited in any situations (good or bad).
But how do we reach this idealistic state of being spirited? Maybe when we stop pursuing our own selfish goals, can we become spirited without effort? Sweep greed and arrogance from your minds to attain this spirited state?