Inner peace arises when your mind is calm and your feelings are compassionate.
Your mind arises from pure consciousness but then it becomes entangled in the senses and outward perceptions. The mind attaches itself to those perceptions and causes you to lose your experience of and connection to pure consciousness. You come to believe you are your thoughts and feelings. In that attachment and misplaced identity you no longer witness the thoughts- you become the thoughts- and they go on endlessly. That is a state of separation and suffering.
Inner peace is the doorway that allows the mind to rest and become reabsorbed back into consciousness, the Self, the source of the mind. Inner peace creates the circumstances that allow the realization of who you are. Inner peace restores connection and unity. When the mind calms down and feelings are compassionate, thoughts subside and what is revealed is pure consciousness – and that is God within.