Meditation stages can actually achieve the serenity that you are after with meditation. Although it takes some time to work through these meditation stages to achieve this level of understanding, the end result is well worth it.
Spiritual paths resemble each other, each one is unique and demanding. To follow a spiritual path means to propose a specific goal and adhere to the path that leads to that goal. Always see your spiritual paths as the way to God Consciousness.
Let your hearts be aflame with love, let your minds be open to wisdom, and let your bodies be renewed with energy, and, most of all, let your Higher Self operate more and more in your consciousness throughout your Spiritual Journey.
As long as a person is in a human body, the need for personal love is very strong and does not leave a person until he achieves the higher initiations. This is because at first the lower chakras contain more energy and the higher chakras have not been fully opened.