Folks in the knowledge business spoke of ‘finding one’s centre’.
The centre in this instance was a mysterious place that held the key to the door that opens to enlightenment.
Were there any role models lolling about who had reached there? No one could tell.
Arrival at that point was supposed to be personal, so one could only know the experience from an inner perspective.
The picture would be dependent on the features in a personal hinterland.