The principle of meditation is to stay centered within.
For me, that is simply being focused of my breath through all of life. This is called “Anapana Meditation” in Buddhist terminology.
It’s a very simple premise actually. When our attention is on our breath, we naturally declutch our thoughts and emotions. Slowly, of course… over time. But inevitably… we let go of what isn’t essential, eternal.
One of those “minute-to-learn / lifetime to master” types of things. In that the principle and premise is very simple. Though, applying it in all of life does take its fair share of time..years or decades perhaps.
If you haven’t done so, try it. Let me know how it goes!