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


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... accepting and solving our problems that we ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
For it is only by accepting and solving our problems that we can begin to get right with ourselves and with the world about us, and with Him who presides over us all.


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View STEP SIX essay   ... accepting it?   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Else why would we consume such great amounts of time wishing for what we have not, rather than working for it, or angrily looking for attributes we shall never have, instead of adjusting to the fact, and accepting it?


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View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... accepting many things which then seemed entirely ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
Afterward, we found ourselves accepting many things which then seemed entirely out of reach.


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View STEP THREE essay   ... accepting our dependence upon this marvel of ...   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
By so accepting our dependence upon this marvel of science, we find ourselves more independent personally.


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View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


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View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... accepting what is in this book, I ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
If you think you are an atheist, an agnostic, a skeptic, or have any other form of intellectual pride which keeps you from accepting what is in this book, I feel sorry for you.


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View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... accepting what we have to offer.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxvi-xxvii  
More often than not, it is imperative that a man's brain be cleared before he is approached, as he has then a better chance of understanding and accepting what we have to offer.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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