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163 Spiritual Journal Prompts: Get in Touch with Your Innermost Thoughts and Feelings

Spiritual journal writing is a great way to connect to your spiritual side. It’s a great way to release pent-up emotions and clear your mind.

Spiritual journaling is a daily practice that allows you to find peace within yourself and connect with your higher power. Tapping into the divine energy of the universe can help you overcome difficult situations and give you strength when you need it.

The Meaning of Spirituality For You

Your spirituality is the meaning behind your life. It’s the core of who you’re, what you believe in, and how you interact with the world around you. Your spirituality is woven into every fiber of your being and cannot be separated from who you’re – it’s an essential part of your identity.

But many people struggle to find the meaning of spirituality because they don’t know where to start or how to begin. Here are a few spiritual journaling prompts for a spiritual journal to help you get started!

  1. How do you define spirituality?
  2. What’s your favorite spiritual practice?
  3. What’s the most important thing you should consider when it comes to being spiritual?
  4. Are there rituals or traditions that are sacred to you? If so, what’re they?
  5. What do you think about how others perceive spirituality? Why do you feel that way?
  6. How do you experience spirituality in your daily life?
  7. Do you feel that your spirituality has changed throughout your life? If so, how? If not, why not?
  8. Do you believe in a higher power? If so, who/what’s it?
  9. How does your spirituality affect your daily life and vice versa?
  10. Have you meditated today? Why or why not?
  11. Do people have difficulty understanding why someone is spiritual but not religious (or vice versa)? Why or why not?
  12. How do people show their spirituality or religion in public today? What’re examples of this that have happened to you recently?
  13. If you could change one thing about spirituality, what would it be?
  14. Where have you found your guidance?
  15. How can you practice being more forgiving of the inner struggles you’ve with spirituality?
  16. If you were to focus more on growing spiritually, what changes would you need to make in your life?
  17. Do you think spiritual self-discovery can also bring you closer to your purpose?
  18. What signs and symbols have the universe given you throughout your life?
  19. How can someone unfamiliar with spirituality best begin to explore their path of faith or spirituality?
  20. What advice would you give to someone who’s recently found your spiritual path but feels overwhelmed and doesn’t know how to proceed?
  21. What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your spiritual growth and development?
  22. What’s your favorite place to meditate?
  23. Your relationship with yourself
  24. What’s your goal?
  25. What makes you feel most comfortable in your life?
  26. When was the last time you were truly satisfied with yourself or your life? And why? What happened at that time?
  27. What was your biggest mental struggle this week?
  28. What’re the most important things in life to you?
  29. How do you define success (for yourself and others)? How does that relate to your spiritual life, practice, and beliefs?
  30. What do you need to let go of today?
  31. 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?
  32. What do you want to learn about yourself today?
  33. How can you be more present at the moment?
  34. 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?
  35. How can we tell if we’re living authentically or not – and how can we live more authentically?
  36. What kind of person do you want to become in the next ten years?
  37. What’re the most important values to you? How do they influence the way you live your life?
  38. What’re your biggest fears, and how can you overcome them?
  39. Are there times when you feel like the universe is conspiring against you? How can you get rid of that feeling?
  40. How can you love yourself and others better this week?
  41. Are there things you regret in your life that still haunt you today? If so, what’re they? How have they affected your life?
  42. Did something unexpected happen today?
  43. What’re you grateful for that most people take for granted?
  44. How have you grown in the last year?
  45. What’ve you learned so far in life that’s changed the way you look at things?
  46. How can you use today as a springboard for your goal tomorrow?
  47. If there was no money, what would give your life meaning?
  48. Is there anything that scares, frightens, or gives you strength? Why or why not?
  49. What would it be if you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life?
  50. If you could go back and tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?
  51. How can you be more mindful in your daily life?
  52. What do you think about when you look at your reflection?
  53. Write down three things you love about yourself.
  54. Write down three things that make you feel strong/confident/competent.
  55. Write down three things that make you feel happy and peaceful.
  56. Write down three things that make you sad and nostalgic.
  57. Write down three things that make you excited and hopeful for the future.
  58. Write down three things that make you feel selfless and generous to others.
  59. 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).
  60. 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).

Your Relationship With Others

  1. What’s something that makes you feel connected to the world around you?
  2. What’s the best thing about the person you love most in the world?
  3. What do you wish you’d learned about life from your parents, but they didn’t?
  4. 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?
  5. Imagine if there were no limits in this world – what would have been possible for you if there were no limits to what could happen between now and the end of time?
  6. Who’re the most important people in your life and why? Do these relationships make you feel more or less spiritual?
  7. How would your life change if everyone was always honest with each other?
  8. Who’s your best friend, and why is he so important to you?
  9. How can you best feel connected to others?
  10. How can you help someone else today (even if it’s just by listening)?
  11. How can you help others even better?
  12. After losing someone close to you, how have you found ways to reconnect with them?
  13. How do you feel when you do something kind for another person that goes above and beyond what would be expected of you?
  14. If you had a choice at the beginning of your life, would you’ve chosen your family?
  15. Who’d it be and why if there was one person who could’ve been with you throughout your life?
  16. What sincere compliment comes to mind when you try to say something nice to your partner?
  17. What can you do to make the people you love the most not feel taken for granted?

Your Understanding of the World

  1. What do you think is the meaning of life?
  2. What’s your understanding of the world?
  3. How do you feel about that understanding?
  4. Is there anything you’d like to change? Why or why not?
  5. Do you think your understanding of the world has changed over time? If so, in what ways?
  6. What’s your understanding of the universe?
  7. What does it mean to be a part of this world?
  8. What’s the most difficult thing about being human?
  9. If we could live forever, what would change about society or culture?
  10. What do you think about when you look at the stars?
  11. What’s something that gives you hope for humanity in our time?
  12. If there were no such thing as “bad luck,” what would happen to our lives?
  13. Are you familiar with most of the emotions and experiences that people share?
  14. What experience in your life has most changed the way you see your place in the world?
  15. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned about the world this year?
  16. What do you think is the most misunderstood concept in the world?
  17. Do you think life is a struggle, or are there other ways to look at it? And why?
  18. What do you believe about the world around you?
  19. How do you feel about the environment? Do you recycle? Do you compost? Do you have a green lifestyle, and why or why not? How can you help the environment without spending yourself financially or time?
  20. Do you think there’s a way to end or avoid wars? Why or why not?
  21. Do you believe in a united world? Why or why not?
  22. Who influenced your understanding of the world?
  23. Do you believe in equality?
  24. What’s something you wish more people knew?
  25. What would it be if you could change one thing about how people see each other?
  26. How has your relationship with nature changed since you were a child?
  27. What role does nature play in your understanding of the world?
  28. Do you think people are inherently good or bad?
  29. What would it be if you could send a message to all of humanity?


  1. Do you believe in fate or providence? Why or why not?
  2. What things make you feel close to God or a higher power?
  3. If you believe in God, what does that mean to you? What would have to happen for you to believe in God if you don’t?
  4. Have you ever felt that God was proud of you? If so, how did that make you feel?
  5. Did your parents teach you anything about God when you were growing up? If so, what did they say about him/her?
  6. Did you pray today? Why or why not?
  7. What one question do you think the holy spirit would ask you today out of deepest love for you?
  8. What would you do differently if God spent a normal day with you and your family?
  9. How do you reconcile your personal spiritual belief(s) with what others expect of you?
  10. What do you think happens when we die?

Trying Out Self-Talk

If you’re looking for a way to sort out your spiritual journal prompts, self-talk is another way to get you there.

We all have thoughts that we don’t like pop into our heads. Sometimes they’re thoughts that make us feel guilty or keep us from focusing on the things we want to focus on. Sometimes they’re just plain annoying!

Self-talk is a great way to work through a negative emotion and turn it into something positive and helpful for you. They help you build a more positive relationship with your inner self. So when you have a bad feeling, you can just let it go and move on with your life instead of allowing it to continue throughout the day. Here are some spiritual journal prompts to help you improve your self-esteem and work on your spiritual discipline.

Self-Love Journal Prompts on Gratitude

  1. I’m grateful for my friends and family.
  2. I’m grateful for my health.
  3. I’m grateful for my home.
  4. I’m grateful for the food in my refrigerator.
  5. I’m grateful for the opportunity to make my own choices.
  6. I’m thankful for the sound of the rain on my roof and the warmth in my home.
  7. I’m thankful for my ability to take action.
  8. I’m grateful for the people in my life who challenge me and push me to become a better person.
  9. I’m grateful for the beauty of nature.
  10. Journaling prompts on motivation
  11. I’ll pursue my dreams and strive for my goals.
  12. I’ll be the best version of myself.
  13. I’ll remember that my thoughts are powerful and think with intention.
  14. I’ll contribute to society by making the world a better place.
  15. I’ll remember that my life is meant to be an adventure, and I’m excited to see where it takes me next!
  16. I’ll not be afraid to let go of the past.
  17. I’ll not be afraid to start over.
  18. I’ll be kind to everyone because kindness is always better than cruelty.

Spiritual Journaling Prompts on Forgiveness

  1. I forgive myself when I’ve judged others.
  2. I forgive myself when I’ve condemned myself.
  3. I forgive myself for the times I’ve felt shame or guilt about who I’m.
  4. I forgive myself when I’ve been afraid to speak my truth because I feared others would react.
  5. I forgive myself when I’ve tried to get what I want from others through manipulation rather than asking directly and risking rejection.
  6. I forgive myself when I’ve made decisions out of fear of being seen by others as something specific rather than going with what feels right for me at that moment.

Journal Prompts on Resilience

  1. I’m resilient.
  2. I can withstand almost anything.
  3. Even when the world seems to be against me, I know I’m strong enough to overcome it.
  4. I’ve confidence in myself and my abilities, and I don’t let anyone tell me otherwise.
  5. I’m resilient because I remain the same no matter how much my life changes.
  6. I’m a survivor.

Journal Prompts on Happiness

  1. I feel happy when I’m with my friends.
  2. I feel happy when I do something for someone else.
  3. I feel happy when I listen to music.
  4. I feel happy when I finish a project.
  5. I feel happy when I have a nice day. I feel happy and peaceful.
  6. 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.

Journal Prompts for Overcoming Anxiety

  1. I’m the only one who can overcome my fear.
  2. I’m not afraid of what’s on the other side of the door.
  3. I’m not afraid of failure.
  4. I’m brave enough to do what I want and believe in myself.
  5. I’m not afraid that life is too short because I’ve so much time left for me, right here.

Self-Talk About Self-Love

  1. I love myself just the way I’m.
  2. I believe in my strength and my ability to succeed.
  3. It’s okay to be different than other people.
  4. I’m not responsible for anyone else’s happiness, but only my own.
  5. The universe is in me, and I’m in the universe.

Journal Writing Is Good for Spiritual Healing and Mental Health

With a diary, you can reflect on your life, feelings, and experiences. It also helps you process your thoughts in a way that helps you find meaning and peace, which is important for spiritual healing. If you feel that your writing is becoming too negative or negative thoughts are dominating your life, try changing the theme of your journal to something positive.

It’s also good for mental health, as it can help people struggling with depression and anxiety better understand themselves and their lives by putting their thoughts and feelings into words. And if you’re going through a difficult time with someone close to you – like a breakup or a death in the family – journaling can help you express yourself without worrying about how the person will react to what you say or write down (or whether they’ll even read it).

Be Patient With Yourself

Journal writing is good for spiritual healing and mental health.

You can reflect on your life, feelings, and experiences with a journal. It also helps you process your thoughts to find meaning and peace, which is important for mental healing. If you feel your writing is becoming too negative or negative thoughts are dominating your life, try changing the theme of your journal to something positive.

It’s also good for mental health, as it can help people struggling with depression and anxiety better understand themselves and their lives by putting their thoughts and feelings into words. And if you’re going through a difficult time with someone close to you – like a breakup or a death in the family – journaling can help you express yourself without worrying about how the person will react to what you say or write down (or whether they’ll even read it).

Spiritual Awakening Is a Process. It Takes Time and Is Different for Each Person

It’s easy to get frustrated when you try to change your life and don’t see immediate results. But that’s the point: spiritual awakening is an organic process that happens in its own time and at its own pace. Knowing this can help you stay patient and keep going, even when you feel like giving up.

You also need to allow yourself to be imperfect – sometimes to make mistakes or not always act in ways that feel “perfect.” It’s not about being perfect; it’s about being honest with yourself and identifying what works for you at any given time. And then making the necessary adjustments to keep you on track toward your goals.

The Biggest Challenge Is Consistency

Consistency is the biggest challenge in keeping a spiritual journal.

It can be difficult to find the time or energy to write in your journal daily, especially if you’re just starting out. You may think, “I’ll just do that tomorrow” or “I’ll just do that next week.” But if you’re not consistent, it’ll be difficult for your journal to become a source of wisdom and direction.

The best way to start is to set an alarm on your phone or computer that reminds you to write in your journal simultaneously every day. That way, it becomes a habit and not something you’ve to think about daily – which can be stressful!

Another good way to stay consistent is to ensure your journal has everything you need: pen, paper, highlighter… whatever makes writing easier for you. If you’ve all of these things ready, there will be no more excuses as to why you’re not writing in your journal.

Go for Quality, Not Quantity

When it comes to diary writing, quality is much more important than quantity. If you spend time writing down your thoughts and feelings every day, make sure they’re worth your time – and that they’re useful! Don’t just write things like “I feel good today.” Instead, try to be more specific: “I’m happy because I went for a walk in the park today.” Or, “I’m sad because my friend canceled our plans at the last minute.”

Being more specific in your journal entries will help you keep track of what’s going on in your life rather than just writing down vague feelings or thoughts. When you reread what you’ve written later, you’ll find it easier to understand exactly how you felt at that moment so you can make decisions that are best for you.

This process will also help you understand how certain situations affect your feelings. For example, if I feel good after a walk in the park but feel bad the next time – what caused those two different feelings? Did something change between the first walk and the second? Or does my mood fluctuate so much that it doesn’t matter where I walk?

Set Goals

If you want to prioritize spiritual growth in your life, one of the best things you can do is set goals.

When we set goals, we make ourselves think about what we want to accomplish or become. This helps us focus on what’s most important to us and gives us a goal to aim for. This can be incredibly helpful if you’re seeking spiritual growth because it helps you figure out where you want to go with your spiritual practice and how to get there.

It’s also important that your goal is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. This means that the goal should be something you can objectively measure – not something like “I want more happiness in my life.” Instead, say, “I’ll meditate for 20 minutes every day.”

Once you’ve decided on your goal, it’s time to write it down! I find that writing down three things works well: what my goal is (e.g., “meditate every day”) when I want to achieve it (e.g., “at 6 a.m.”), and why I want to achieve it (e.g., “because it helps me feel calmer”). I then go over these points every morning before I start the day.

Be True to Yourself

When faced with a difficult situation, we easily lose sight of who we are. We begin to doubt our abilities, succumb to the pressure of others around us, and forget that we have the power within ourselves to create the life we want.

Sometimes we forget that we can be our best friend- no one else can tell us who we’re or what we’re capable of. We forget that it’s all about being true to ourselves and honest about what makes us happy, fulfilled, and at peace.

It’s okay if you don’t always feel like your best self – no one does! But if you find yourself in a difficult situation where you feel things aren’t working out for you, remember: it’s up to you how you interpret those things. Don’t let anyone tell you that there’s only one way things will work out in this situation. You know better than anyone else in the world how you want things to go for you – and that’s all that matters.

Working on Yourself Is a Spiritual Journey That Requires Hard Work!

Writing a journal seems like an easy thing to do, but it can be incredibly difficult. Here are some things I’ve learned about journal writing and spiritual awakening:

  • Don’t let your journal become a dumping ground. If you’re going through something difficult or just having a bad day, you shouldn’t use a journal prompt as an outlet. You want it to be a positive experience, so try to focus on what’s going well in your life (even if it’s just the great weather outside).
  • Don’t be afraid of failure. If you’re struggling with something in your life, writing down what’s happening and how you’re feeling can help you see where the problem lies – and then you can start to fix it!

Talk about more than just “me.” Our lives are complicated -and so are other people’s lives! When we write about ourselves, we often refer to other people (e.g., “I feel bad because [person] said [thing]”). Instead, try writing down these interactions as they happened between people – without judgment or interpretation – and see if that helps you clarify things

Don’t worry about writing perfect sentences or spelling everything correctly – that will end up in your desk drawer! Just write down whatever comes to mind without worrying about whether it sounds good, looks good, or makes any sense – it doesn’t matter! Let go of all expectations and allow yourself the freedom to find your true highest self!

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