Inner peace is a two parter.
The first part is connecting to who we are within. Destroying the ignorance of our true nature with the light of consciousness.
The second part is calming the storm, healing our unresolved experiences.
The Yoga Sutra describes both as an effect of Self knowledge. But we often need to more deeply target what is unseen and unresolved. For example, it’s common for someone to awaken, then to have old junk come to the surface to be resolved. Sometimes this can be great enough to knock us out of the peace or the bliss. Other times, it may be more like a disturbance on the surface that doesn’t disturb what is here.
If the awakening is established, there should be no concern. The clarity will return once the fog rolling in has cleared. If it’s less so, the clearing will help it become more so.
If we engage this well, it can take time but our quality of life will get progressively better. And then we can be said to embody the shift, to live it here in our lives.
We don’t have to wait for awakening before we engage in healing. What we do now will improve quality of life near term plus help with quality and smoothness when awakening appears.
Just be careful with moderation. Seeing yourself as broken and trying every healing modality to fix your inherent limitations as a person is folly. Peace comes with acceptance. Allowing you to be who you are under all the stories and fears. That’s where the deeper healing is.