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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 INTO ACTION chapter   ... accepted a sum of money from a ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
While drinking, he accepted a sum of money from a bitterly-hated business rival, giving him no receipt for it.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... accepted and brings still greater confusion.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Then we are hurt and confused when the advice is rejected, or when it is accepted and brings still greater confusion.


3.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... accepted and encouraged this movement.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
If any feel that as psychiatrists directing a hospital for alcoholics we appear somewhat sentimental, let them stand with us a while on the firing line, see the tragedies, the despairing wives, the little children; let the solving of these problems become a part of their daily work, and even of their sleeping moments, and the most cynical will not wonder that we have accepted and encouraged this movement.


4.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... accepted by 1950 that they were confirmed ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
Though none of these principles had the force of rules or laws, they had become so widely accepted by 1950 that they were confirmed by our first International Conference held at Cleveland.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... accepted dad's new way of living and ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
This may hang on for months, long after their mother has accepted dad's new way of living and thinking.


6.
View STEP ONE essay   ... accepted his devastating weakness and all its ...  12&12 Step One, p.21  
We know that little good can come to any alcoholic who joins A.A. unless he has first accepted his devastating weakness and all its consequences.


7.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... accepted many things on faith which seemed ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
That was great news to us, for we had assumed we could not make use of spiritual principles unless we accepted many things on faith which seemed difficult to believe.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... accepted or solved with God's help, the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


9.
View STEP ONE essay   ... accepted, our bankruptcy as going human concerns ...  12&12 Step One, p.21  
Once this stark fact is accepted, our bankruptcy as going human concerns is complete.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... accepted our lot, then we found we ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
When, with God's help, we calmly accepted our lot, then we found we could live at peace with ourselves and show others who still suffered the same fears that they could get over them, too.


11.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... accepted our solution which, as you know, ...  BB To Employers, p.145  
In fact, he may say almost anything if he has accepted our solution which, as you know, demands rigorous honesty.


12.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... accepted the plan outlined in this book.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
He accepted the plan outlined in this book.


13.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... accepted the principles and procedure that had ...  BB To Employers, p.139  
Without much ado, he accepted the principles and procedure that had helped us.


14.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... accepted them, the effect was electric.  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
These were revolutionary and drastic proposals, but the moment I fully accepted them, the effect was electric.


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