Being on a spiritual path does not involve work. Quite the opposite- it involves stillness. The quieter you are on the inside, the greater your level of peace, making it easier to find your center.
Different people and belief systems offer myriad ways of finding your place of peace, your center. Here are a few of my favorites:
1. Taking deep breaths from my belly while focusing on the rhythm of the inhale and exhale.
2. Chanting OM (sounds like AUM), which means "that which sustains everything which is order, and it pervades everything." I sing OM on the exhale and find myself deeply relaxing into the sound and the vibration that it produces.
3. Relaxing in a warm bath with soft music and candles
4. A cup of chamomile tea
5. Visualizing roots coming out of my solar plexus or my feet, and going down into the earth, creating an anchor.
The goal is to be at peace in the midst of living your life, and to be able to hear the still, small voice within.
In the end, what matters is that you find what works best for you. You may have other ways of centering yourself, and if you do, I'd love to hear from you. How do you find your center?