There is no question that the “tool” or way to achieve and find our purpose here is to meditate. Not only are there the physical health benefits but those stem more from what it does for your mind and spirit. Meditation is the way to find and follow your path. What also helps is the awareness of the true nature of the world around you. This is the simplest and purest explantation of the 5 Buddhist ways I have seen. I especially like the part “This is the capacity for awareness to view all things as equal and therefore remain detached open and fully alert. Especially the ability to see all humans as equal expressions of an enlightened consciousness whether they are aware of it or not. And to see all material things as an expression of the same universal conscious energy.”
The most important part of meditation is to just start and not question if you are doing it right. Just be and the rest will follow.