The word spirit comes from “spiritus” meaning breath (vs. latin “anima” which means the soul).
There could be as many definitions of spirit as there are people to write them – but this writing prompt is about focusing on your own history. What were you taught about your spirit? Was it religious? Was it a quality like being a free spirit? Was there something sacred inside you?
Some external examples of spirit are ghosts, fairies or angels.
Writing prompt: Can you remember any fairy/ghost or angel stories from your childhood?
What beliefs did you grow up with and were they different depending on where you were? (ie. your grandmother believed in fairies, but your father was strictly science-focused.)