232 Inspiring Spiritual Journal Prompts For Personal Growth 

Last Updated on September 13, 2023

The spiritual self is often ignored by people, particularly in the Western world. We tend to be overly concerned with the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of our being to the exclusion of the spiritual.

In recent years, however, there has been a surge of influence of Eastern culture in the West. One example of this is the practice of yoga which has been dramatically increasing in popularity.

This article looks at an array of journal prompts which reflect various aspects of spirituality with an emphasis on the chakras.

Let’s get started.

Journal Prompts For How To Perceive The World

The prompts in this section help us to understand how we look at the world around us, and our place in it.

Journaling on this idea can be truly enlightening.

One prompt asks you:

What do you believe about the world around you?

Another asks:

Do you think people are inherently good or bad?

There are many more prompts in this list which will get you thinking and writing about a topic you may not have thought about before.

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29 How You Perceive The World

1. “ If you could send a message to all of humanity?”

2. “ What experience in your life has most changed how you see yourself in the world?”

3. “ If we could live forever, what would change about society or culture?”

4. “ What do you believe about the world around you?”

5. “ How do you feel about the environment? Do you recycle? Do you compost? Do you have a green lifestyle, and why? How can you help the environment without spending yourself financially or time?”

6. “ Do you think there’s a way to end or avoid wars? 

7. “ What’s something you wish more people knew?”

8. “ Do you think life is a struggle, or are there other ways to look at it? And why?”

9. “ How has your relationship with nature changed since you were a child?”

10. “ If there were no such thing as “bad luck,” what would happen to our lives?”

11. “ Do you think your understanding of the world has changed over time? If so, in what ways?”

12. “ What do you think is the most misunderstood concept in the world?”

13. “ What role does nature play in your understanding of the world?”

14. “ Do you think people are inherently good or bad?”

15. “ What’s your understanding of the universe?”

16. “ What’s something that gives you hope for humanity in our time?”

17. “ Is there anything you’d like to change? Why or why not?”

18. “ What’s your understanding of the world?”

19. “ What would it be if you could change one thing about how people see each other?”

20. “ Who influenced your understanding of the world?”

21. “ What is the meaning of life?”

22. “ What does it mean to be a part of this world?”

23. “ How do you feel about that understanding?”

24. “ Are you familiar with most of the emotions and experiences that people share?”

25. “ Do you believe in equality?”

26. “ What’s the most important thing you’ve learned about the world this year?”

27. “ Do you believe in a united world? Why or why not?”

28. “ What do you think about when you look at the stars?”

29. “ What’s the most difficult thing about being human?”

“ What’s the most difficult thing about being human?”-Spiritual Journal Prompts

Journal Prompts For Self-Love

Self-love is at the core of our ability to live our lives to the fullest, and to interact with others and our world in a rich and fulfilling way.

Although it is incredibly important, many of us struggle to love ourselves.

I have found the prompts in this list to be highly beneficial in developing my love of self. I invite you to explore them, too.

9 Prompts For Self-Love

30. “ I’m grateful for the people in my life who challenge me and push me to become a better person”

31. “ I’m grateful for the opportunity to make my own choices”

32. “ I’m grateful for the beauty of nature”

33. “ I’m grateful for my health”

34. “ I’m thankful for the sound of the rain on my roof and the warmth in my home”

35. “ I’m thankful for my ability to take action”

36. “ I’m grateful for my home”

37. “ I’m grateful for my friends and family”

38. “ I’m grateful for the food in my refrigerator”

Motivating Journal Prompts

There are times in everyone’s life when we lack the motivation we need and desire to work toward our goals.

If you could benefit from getting some motivation, take a look at the journal prompts in the list below, and I am sure you will recommit to your goals!

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8 Motivating Journaling Prompts

39. “ I’ll remember that my thoughts are powerful and think with intention”

40. “ I’ll not be afraid to start over”

41. “ I’ll contribute to society by making the world a better place”

42. “ I’ll be kind to everyone because kindness is always better than cruelty”

43. “ I’ll remember that my life is meant to be an adventure, and I’m excited to see where it takes me next!”

44. “ I’ll be the best version of myself

45. “ I’ll pursue my dreams and strive for my goals”

46. “ I’ll not be afraid to let go of the past”

Journal Prompts To Manage Relationships

People are complex, and when we bring complex individuals together in a relationship, there will be times that are challenging.

Learning how to communicate effectively, learning to compromise, and learning to retain your sense of self and self-worth is critical to having positive and fulfilling relationships.

Journal on this topic using these helpful prompts.

17 How To Manage Relationships

47. “ How can you help others even better?”

48. “ How can you help someone else today (even if it’s just by listening)?”

49. “ What’s makes you feel connected to the world around you?”

50. “ Who’s your best friend, and why is he so important to you?”

51. “ What do you wish your parents had taught you, but they didn’t?”

52. “ How can you best feel connected to others?”

53. “ How would your life change if everyone was always honest with each other?”

54. “ What would you do if there were no limits to what could happen between now and the end of time?”

55. “ Imagine your life is over, and all that remains is how much others loved you and how well you were remembered – what would they say about you?”

56. “ How do you feel when you do something kind for another person that goes above and beyond?”

57. “ What’s the best thing about the person you love most in the world?”

58. “Who’d it be and why if there was one person who could’ve been with?”

59. “ Who’re the most important people in your life and why? Do these relationships make you feel more or less spiritual?”

60. “What sincere compliment you want to give to your partner?”

“What sincere compliment you want to give to your partner?”

61. “ If you had a choice at the beginning of your life, would you’ve chosen your family?”

62. “ What can you do to make people not feel taken for granted?”

63. “ After losing someone close to you, how have you found ways to reconnect with them?”

Spirituality Journal Prompts

Being cognizant of the spirit, engaging with the spirit, and allowing our inner voice to guide us can be liberating and enriching.

If you want to explore your spiritual self, these journaling prompts can guide you.

Reflect on your beliefs and how you act on those in your daily life, gain a better understanding of what is important to you, and what you want out of life.

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60 Spirituality Journal Prompts

64. “ What’s your favorite spiritual practice?”

65. “ What was your biggest mental struggle this week?”

66. “ Do you think spiritual self-discovery can also bring you closer to your purpose?”

67. “ Are there things you regret in your life that still haunt you today? If so, what’re they? How have they affected your life?”

68. “ Does anything give you strength, or something that scares you?”

69. “ What kind of person do you want to become in the next ten years?”

70. “ What’re you grateful for that most people take for granted?”

71. “ Write down three things that make you feel selfless and generous to others”

72. “ What’ve you learned so far in life that’s changed the way you look at things?”

73. “ Where do you feel most alive right now – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually? Can you recall a time when your life was an extension of that feeling?”

74. “ Do you feel that your spirituality has changed throughout your life? If so, how? If not, why not?”

75. “ Do you believe in a higher power? If so, who/what’s it?”

76. “ Write down three things that make you feel like a good person at heart, even when life is hard or not going the way you want it to (and it’s okay if the list is short)”

77. “ How can you practice being more forgiving of the inner struggles you’ve with spirituality?”

78. “ What advice would you give to someone who’s recently found your spiritual path but feels overwhelmed and doesn’t know how to proceed?”

79. “ Have you meditated today? Why or why not?”

80. “ How do you experience spirituality in your daily life?”

81. “ Write down three things that make you feel strong/confident/competent”

82. “ Write down three things that make you excited and hopeful for the future”

83. “ How do you define success (for yourself and others)? How does that relate to your spiritual life, practice, and beliefs?”

84. “ How can you love yourself and others better this week?”

85. “ What do you need to let go of today?”

86. “ What’re the most important values to you? How do they influence the way you live your life?”

87. “ If you were to focus more on growing spiritually, what changes would you need to make in your life?”

88. “ How can we tell if we’re living authentically or not – and how can we live more authentically?”

89. “What would it be like if someone told, you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life?”

“What would it be like if someone told, you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life?”-Spiritual Journal Prompts

90. “ What’re the most important things in life to you?”

91. “ What do you think about your reflection?”

92. “ What makes you feel most comfortable in your life?”

93. “ Where have you found your guidance?”

94. “ How can you use today as a springboard for your goal tomorrow?”

95. “ What do you think about how others perceive spirituality? Why do you feel that way?”

96. “ What signs and symbols have the universe given you throughout your life?”

97. “ What did you learn about yourself today?”

98. “ Do people have difficulty understanding why someone is spiritual but not religious (or vice versa)? Why or why not?”

99. “ Your relationship with yourself”

100. “ How have you grown in the last year?”

101. “ If you could go back and tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?”

102. “ Are there things holding you back from being the best version of yourself? If so, what’re they, and what can you do about them today?”

103. “ Write down three things that make you feel happy and peaceful”

104. “ How can you be more mindful in your daily life?”

105. “ What’re your biggest fears, and how can you overcome them?”

106. “ How does your spirituality affect your daily life and vice versa?”

107. “ Write down three things that make your heart sing when they happen in life – whether they’re big or small moments (and it’s okay if this list is short)”

108. “ What’s your goal?”

109. “ How do you define spirituality?”

110. “ Write down three things you love about yourself”

111. “ How can you be more present at the moment?”

112. “ Are there rituals or traditions that are sacred to you? If so, what’re they?”

113. “ What’s your favorite place to meditate?”

114. “ How do people show their spirituality or religion in public today? What’re examples of this that have happened to you recently?”

115. “ What’s the most important thing you should consider when it comes to being spiritual?”

116. “ If you could change one thing about spirituality, what would it be?”

117. “ Write down three things that make you sad and nostalgic”

118. “If there was no money, what would give your life meaning?”

“If there was no money, what would give your life meaning?”

119. “ Did something unexpected happen today?”

120. “ What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your spiritual growth and development?”

121. “ How can someone unfamiliar with spirituality best begin to explore their path of faith or spirituality?”

122. “ When was the last time you were truly satisfied with yourself or your life? And why? What happened at that time?”

123. “ Are there times when you feel like the universe is conspiring against you? How can you get rid of that feeling?”

Happiness Journal Prompts

We all know that we cannot be happy all the time, but there are many of us who feel that we exist in a state of depression and sadness rather than happiness and joy.

Learning to view our life with gratitude and seeing things from a glass-half-full perspective can help us to live a happier existence.

The prompts in the list below will help you on your journey to living a happier life.

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6 Happiness Journal Prompts

124. “ I feel happy when I wake up and realize I have a whole day ahead of me, full of opportunities to be kind and make a difference”

125. “ I feel happy when I do something for someone else”

128. “ I feel happy when I have a nice day I feel happy and peaceful”

129. “ I feel happy when I finish a project”

130. “ I feel happy when I listen to music”

131. “ I feel happy when I’m with my friends”

Forgiveness Spiritual Journal Prompts

None of us is perfect. Yet, we have tremendous difficulty forgiving ourselves for mistakes we have made.

In the quest to love ourselves, we must learn to forgive ourselves.

If you struggle with forgiveness, read through these journal prompts and choose one or two that really speak to you.

Reflecting and writing on these prompts can help you on your journey to forgive yourself.

6 Forgiveness Spiritual Prompts

132. “ I forgive myself when I’ve been afraid to speak the truth.”

133. “ I forgive myself for the times I’ve felt shame or guilt about who I’m”

134. “ I forgive myself when I’ve tried to get what I want from others through manipulation.”

135. “ I forgive myself when I’ve condemned myself”

136. “ I forgive myself when I’ve made decisions out of fear rather than going with what feels right for me at that moment”

137. “ I forgive myself when I’ve judged others”

Resilience Journal Prompts

Life is very much like a roller coaster ride. 

You have moments of great joy and exhilaration when everything is going well, and then we have times when we struggle to deal with the negatives that come at us.

Resilience is a key character trait to being able to weather the storms in life. 

One way you can build resilience is to increase your awareness of how you respond and how you can respond in the face of adversity.

Check out these prompts and develop your resilience.

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6 Resilience Journal Prompts

138. “ I’m a survivor”

139. “ I can withstand anything”

140. “ I’m resilient because I remain the same no matter how much my life changes”

141. “ Even when everybody is against me, I know I’m strong enough to overcome.”

142. “ I’m resilient”

143. “ I’ve confidence in myself. I don’t let anyone tell me otherwise”

Heart Chakra Journal Prompts

The heart chakra is responsible for many things, such as self-love, our emotions, our ability to be generous, connected, and grateful. 

Our relationships and deep connections we make with others are also centered in the heart chakra.

If you struggle to form deep relationships with others, or if you find it hard to love yourself, devoting time to journaling about the heart chakra could be very beneficial.

10 Heart Chakra Prompts Ideas 

144. “Imagine connecting with a rejected and abandoned part of you, what does this part need to express to you?”

145. “How was love expressed in your family as a child?”

146. “What beliefs cause you to feel shut off and disconnected from others?”

147. “What are the three most important qualities you need in a relationship to feel loved and secure?”

148. “Write about how the following words make you feel: “I am worthy of love.””

149. “In what areas of life do you fear intimacy? Why?”

150. “Write down three common self-criticisms and counteract them with three loving affirmations.”

151. “What do you love the most about yourself?”

152. “Explore a moment in life when you felt overflowing love, even just for a second.”

153. “How do you express love as an adult?”

“How do you express love as an adult?”-Spiritual Journal Prompts

Root Chakra Journal Prompts

Just as the roots of a tree connect the tree to the ground and allow it to grow strong and tall, so too does the root chakra keep us grounded and stable.

The root chakra is at the base of your spine. When we sit, the base of our spine connects with the surface we are on and provides us with a secure and stable base.

Explore these journaling prompts to develop your root chakra and enjoy greater strength in the face of difficulties and challenges.

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10 Root Chakra Prompts Ideas

154. “What element of nature most represents you?”

155. “In stressful situations, what can I do to help myself stay centered?”

156. “What places or people make me feel safe?”

157. “Reflect on your childhood: what basic needs were you deprived of, if any(e.g., food, water, shelter, warmth, medical assistance, a safe house/neighborhood)?”

158. “If I was an animal, which one would I be?”

159. “What part of my body am I most disconnected from? Why?”

160. “Explore the connection between gratitude and abundance.”

161. “In what areas of life am I ungrounded?”

162. “Write does, I have the right to be here and take up space, make you feel.”

163. “What does my “personal boundary” feel like and how do I know when it’s being invaded?”

Journaling Prompts To Accept Our Bodies

We are surrounded by images of beautiful people whose bodies are tall, strong, and toned.

Being bombarded with these images from the time we are small and seeing them constantly on social media, it is no wonder that so many people have trouble accepting and loving their bodies.

Read these journaling prompts and spend time reflecting and writing on the beauty and awesomeness of your body!

10 Journaling Prompt Ideas

164. “What part of my body do I love the most? Why?”

165. “What have I been taught about my body and how does that make me feel?”

166. “If my body could speak, what would it say to me?”

167. “What would totally accepting my body look or feel like?”

168. “What makes me feel physically good? (How can I keep doing that?)”

169. “What physical symptoms of unease have I been having lately? What might they mean?”

170. “What kinds of physical self-care do I practice / need to practice more?”

171. “What is my relationship to my sexuality like? Why?”

172. “What does my body need right now?”

173. “Write about a time your body has protected or helped you.”

Sacral Chakra Journal Prompts

The sacral chakra is responsible for our sexuality, creativity, and emotions.

Many people find it difficult to express themselves and their sexual desires. This can be problematic in relationships and can keep you from experiencing an important part of a relationship, the physical part.

Come to terms with your sexuality by responding to some of the prompts from the list that follows.

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10 Sacral Chakra Prompts

174. “What simple pleasures do you enjoy the most in life?”

175. “Name one of your addictive tendencies, and what triggers it?”

176. “Explore what your relationship to pleasure is like. Do you over or under indulge?”

177. “What is the most fragile part of your body?”

178. “Reflect on what “healthy sexuality” means to you.”

“Reflect on what “healthy sexuality” means to you.”

179. “What is your favorite body-centered practice (e.g., running, boxing, yoga, tai chi, swimming, pilates, etc.)?”

180. “What did you know about self-gratification as a child?”

181. “In what ways can you embrace your sexual nature?”

182. “Write about how the following words make you feel: “I have the right to feel.””

183. “Which is your favorite sense (smelling, tasting, hearing, touching, seeing) and why?”

Journal Prompts For The Mind

Our mental well-being is incredibly important. 

When we feel down, discouraged, or depressed, it can be difficult to even get out of bed, let alone engage with others and with everything that can come our way during the course of a day.

Setting aside time to think and write about how we can take care of our mental health is time well spent.

Let the journaling prompts in the list below guide you to greater mental well-being.

10 Journaling Prompts For The Mind

184. “How can they actually be positive things that may potentially lead you to grow in ways you’d never experience otherwise?”

185. “What are your three favorite positive affirmations that help you to feel uplifted?”

186. “Explore three ways you can set strong boundaries to protect your wellbeing.”

187. “What places, people, or practices help you to feel mentally calm? Why?”

188. “If there is any empowering thing for you right now, what would you do (and why)?”

189. “What does your shadow self or wounded part of you look/sound like?”

190. “What’s your greatest strength in this life?”

191. “If your inner child could speak to you, what would they say?”

192. “List five things you’re thankful for right now. Make being grateful more a part of your life.”

193. “What toxic core beliefs do you need to let go of (and replace with healthier self-beliefs)?”

Solar Plexus Chakra Journal Prompts

The solar plexus chakra, which is the third of the seven chakras, is the power chakra. It is responsible for our assertiveness and confidence in our ability to make decisions and act with knowledge and wisdom.

If you find you often doubt your ability to make sound decisions and find that you rely on others to be assertive, you could benefit from exploring the journal prompts regarding the solar plexus chakra.

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10 Solar Plexus Chakra Prompts

194. “Define who you are in some words.”

195. “Explore ways you can individuate more. (Read about individuation.)”

196. “Explore areas of life where you carry a victim mentality – how can you reclaim your self-sovereignty?”

197. “List three ways you can strengthen your self-worth.”

198. “As a child, what was I taught about power and autonomy?”

199. “What does “personal power” mean to me?”

200. “In what areas of life do I feel disempowered? Why?”

201. “How does the feeling of shame feel in your body?”

202. “What makes you feel “weak” in life? Why?”

203. “Reflect on these words by Joseph Campbell: “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”

Soul Journaling Prompts

Exploring our soul puts us in tune with the innermost part of our being. 

The prompts in this list encourage you to reflect and write on such things as the following:

Reflect on the three biggest lessons you believe your Soul came into this life to learn.

Do some soul-searching through journaling and develop this important part of the self.

10 Soul Journaling Ideas

204. “What does living a “Soul-centered” life is?”

205. “Do you believe in soulmates? Why/why not?”

206. “What is the difference between Soul and Spirit in your opinion?”

207. “Close your eyes, put a hand over your heart (which is the doorway to your Soul), and tune into your deepest Self. What does your Soul want you to know?”

208. “Reflect on the three biggest lessons you believe your Soul came into this life to learn.”

209. “Explore one of your most recent nighttime dreams – what does it mean? (See How to Understand the Meaning of Your Dreams if you need more help.)”

210. “What was the most magical moment that ever happened to you? What did it look and feel like, and why was it so special?”

211. “What experiences, tools, environments, make connected with your Soul?”

“What experiences, tools, environments, make connected with your Soul?”-Spiritual Journal Prompts

212. “How Soul Loss manifested in your life?”

213. “What is your Soul place (a special physical space in this world)?”

Heart Journaling Prompts

Matters of the heart figure prominently in our society. All art forms celebrate the heart and the emotions we associate with this organ.

Novels, poetry, dance, painting, sculpture, music, and film have the heart as the basis for much of their work.

We even set aside a special day to celebrate love and romance each year  – February 14th, St. Valentine’s Day.

Matters of the heart are not always positive, though, and great pain can also be felt.

Let the prompts in this list help you with the matters of your heart.

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10 Heart Prompt Ideas

214. “What does self-love look like to me?”

215. “What three things generate a feeling of love in my heart?”

216. “If my heart could speak to me!”

217. “How can I incorporate more self-compassion into my daily life?”

218. “What thoughts cause my heart to constrict and close?”

219. “What do I genuinely love about myself?”

220. “What topics or areas of life fill me with passion?”

221. “What do I struggle with more: giving or receiving love? Why?”

222. “If I could picture or sense my heart, what would it look or feel like?”

223. “How has my heart been wounded?”

Journal Prompts To Help With Anxiety

The number of people who suffer from anxiety has risen dramatically in recent times. 

In extreme cases anxiety can be debilitating, making it impossible for a person to hold down a job.

In less extreme cases, a person may struggle to deal with others or engage in regular activities.

If you would like to ease anxious feelings and explore strategies for dealing with anxiety, respond to some of the prompts in this list.

5 Journal Prompts To Help With Anxiety

224. “I’m not afraid that life is too short because I’ve so much time left for me, right here”

225. “I’m the only one who can overcome my fear”

226. “I’m not afraid of what’s on the other side of the door”

227. “I’m not afraid of failure”

228. “I’m brave enough to do what I want and believe in myself”

Self-Love And Self-Talk Journal Prompts

Journaling about self-love and self-talk can make a significant difference in our confidence, the quality of our relationships, and our ability to achieve in our career.

Read these journal prompts, and respond to the ones you connect with. You may want to revisit this list from time to time, so keep it handy.

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4 Self-Love & Self Talk Ideas

229. “It’s okay to be different than other people”

230. “I’m not responsible for anyone else’s happiness, but only my own”

231. “I love myself just the way I’m”

232. “I believe in my strength and my ability to succeed”

“I believe in my strength and my ability to succeed”

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need To Follow A Specific Religion To Use Spiritual Journal Prompts?

No, Spiritual Journal Prompts are not tied to any specific religion or belief system. They can be adapted to align with your individual spiritual beliefs, whether they are religious, philosophical, or simply a personal sense of spirituality.

How Often Should I Use Spiritual Journal Prompts?

The frequency of use is entirely up to you. You can incorporate spiritual journaling into your daily, weekly, or even monthly routine, depending on your preferences and the depth of reflection you seek.

What Topics Do Spiritual Journal Prompts Cover?

Spiritual Journal Prompts can cover a wide range of topics, including gratitude, mindfulness, personal values, life purpose, forgiveness, self-acceptance, and experiences of awe or transcendence.

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