If translating awareness into action means learning the approaches and techniques that work, and then practicing them with persistence and dedication (and it does), consistency and repetition are key. Through daily repetition, multimodal recovery practice deepens the conscious and unconscious memory tracks that guide me further in the direction of health, healing, and wholeness. Neural pathways have been established that connect this practice with particular feeling states, memories, body positioning, and sensory stimuli. Consequently, feelings of relaxation, calmness, and serenity will become directly associated with this practice and its component parts. Simply by assuming the same specific body position in the same location in the same room and beginning the first part of my daily morning practice, unconsciously and automatically my mind and body begin the process of becoming more calm, relaxed, and peaceful. This recovery routine helps to enrich the spirit by strengthening one’s connection to that which is beyond the individual, and between the conscious and the unconscious parts of them, as well as between their outside and their inside. It shifts, consciously and unconsciously, one’s attention from an orientation centered in their head to one centered in their heart and spirit, as each element of this practice creates a space that prompts me to translate their awareness of the healing value of nonjudgmental present-centered acceptance into action. This blog post is an excerpt from Some Assembly Required – A Balanced Approach to Recovery from Addiction and Chronic Pain by By Dan Mager, MSW; Published by Central Recovery Press (CRP).