It is not trancelike state not at all. There is no loss of consciousness here. The opposite is the case. If the price of peace were lowing of your consciousness and the price of stillness a lack of vitality or alertness then they would be no not worth having.
It is the first book i read on Mindfullness which brings the world to a still and brings along a deep sense of peace within. Appreciating beauty , watchine nature mindfully, being in the present are a few highlights of what this book has got to offer. This is an awesome piece of Sacred test to brind along a deep inner transformation