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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... accept a spiritual remedy for his problem.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
Fred would not believe himself an alcoholic, much less accept a spiritual remedy for his problem.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... accept actual reality.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
He's still ambitious, but not absurdly so, because he can now see and accept actual reality.


3.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... accept all the tenets of the Oxford ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Though he could not accept all the tenets of the Oxford Groups, he was convinced of the need for moral inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution to those harmed, helpfulness to others, and the necessity of belief in and dependence upon God.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... accept and adjust to either without despair ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we now accept and adjust to either without despair or pride?


5.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... accept and practice spiritual principles, there is ...   BB Working With Others, p.97  
Should they accept and practice spiritual principles, there is a much better chance that the head of the family will recover.


6.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... accept any sort of treatment or outside ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Harry M. Tiebout, psychiatrist: "As a psychiatrist, I have thought a great deal about the relationship of my specialty to A.A. and I have come to the conclusion that our particular function can very often lie in preparing the way for the patient to accept any sort of treatment or outside help.


7.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... accept as surely true the many articles ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
But I cannot accept as surely true the many articles of faith which are so plain to him."


8.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... accept conditions I cannot change?   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Or, if my disturbance was seemingly caused by the behavior of others, why do I lack the ability to accept conditions I cannot change?


9.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... accept direction could we set foot on ...   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Only by discussing ourselves, holding back nothing, only by being willing to take advice and accept direction could we set foot on the road to straight thinking, solid honesty, and genuine humility.


10.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... accept employment with outside agencies dealing with ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
No individuals have been more buffeted by such emotional gusts than those A.A.'s bold enough to accept employment with outside agencies dealing with the alcohol problem.


11.
View STEP TWO essay   ... accept impossible situations, seeking neither to run ...   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We saw them calmly accept impossible situations, seeking neither to run nor to recriminate.


12.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... accept life completely on life's terms, I ...   BB Acceptance, p.417  
Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life's terms, I cannot be happy.


13.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... accept much on faith, we often found ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
Besides a seeming inability to accept much on faith, we often found ourselves handicapped by obstinacy, sensitiveness, and unreasoning prejudice.


14.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... accept my alcoholism, I could not stay ...   BB Acceptance, p.417  
Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life's terms, I cannot be happy.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... accept poverty, sickness, loneliness, and bereavement with ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we accept poverty, sickness, loneliness, and bereavement with courage and serenity?


16.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... accept spiritual help.   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region from which there is no return through human aid, we had but two alternatives: One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could; and the other, to accept spiritual help.


17.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... accept that person, place, thing or situation ...   BB Acceptance, p.417  
When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.


18.
View STEP SIX essay   ... accept the entire implication of Step Six?   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Many will at once ask, "How can we accept the entire implication of Step Six?


19.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... accept the sober fact that it does ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
We do not decry professionalism in other fields, but we accept the sober fact that it does not work for us.


20.
View STEP THREE essay   ... accept the things I cannot change, courage ...   12&12 Step Three, pp.40-41  
In all times of emotional disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ask for quiet, and in the stillness simply say: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done."


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... accept the things we cannot change, Courage ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courage to change the things we can, And wisdom to know the difference.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... accept what he can't.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
The alcoholic, realizing what his wife has endured, and now fully understanding how much he himself did to damage her and his children, nearly always takes up his marriage responsibilities with a willingness to repair what he can and to accept what he can't.


23.
View STEP TEN essay   ... accept what he finds, and until he ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong.


24.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... accept with eagerness what you offer.   BB Working With Others, p.96  
You are sure to find someone desperate enough to accept with eagerness what you offer.


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