Modern society and modern states require big changes. And in order to change the state and people in this state, first of all, changes in the consciousness of citizens of the state are necessary. Only by changing people’s minds can we advocate for their conscious and quality life in society. Every citizen should have the choice of voluntary participation and choice in state and public life. And for the growth of consciousness, the spiritual prosperity of people is necessary. In this article, the author considers ideas about spirituality as a necessary essence of patriotic self-awareness. Spirituality is based on the understanding of the spiritual as the fundamental value of the individual and society. Patriotism determines the conscious activity of a person in society. It must be accessible in understanding and, moreover, accessible to sensory perception. It should arouse a person’s pride, involvement in something big, involvement in a common cause. In modern Kazakhstani society there is no exact clearly expressed position on patriotic consciousness. The importance of adopting the correct essence of citizen patriotism will create the basis for the unity of the people, independence, and will contribute to the sustainable development and security of the country, will impede the development of nationalism, extremism, indifference, and irresponsibility of the population. It is concluded that only serious work on understanding spirituality as a sense of participation in universal duty is able to mobilize Kazakhstani society to overcome the crisis of patriotic self-awareness. A clearly articulated and justified ideology based on a new national idea is needed. Since it should be clearly defined what unites the members of society to find consensus in society, to develop a real mechanism for improving the social condition of the country. Patriotic consciousness, being the most important spiritual asset of a person, characterizes the highest level of its sustainable development.
Keywords: Spirituality, sustainability, patriotism, worldview, patriotic consciousness, social relations, citizens, morality.