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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 WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... aim.   BB Working With Others, p.89  
To be helpful is our only aim.


2.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... aim.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
6. Problems of money, property, and authority may easily divert us from our primary spiritual aim.


3.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... aim.   12&12 Step Eight, p.82  
A quiet, objective view will be our steadfast aim.


4.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... aim.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
The early members foresaw that they should dedicate themselves to this sole aim.


5.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... aim.   12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
Six -- Problems of money, property, and authority may easily divert us from our primary spiritual aim.


6.
View STEP SIX essay   ... aim at spiritual and moral perfection; we ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Therefore, it seems plain that few of us can quickly or easily become ready to aim at spiritual and moral perfection; we want to settle for only as much perfection as will get us by in life, according, of course, to our various and sundry ideas of what will get us by.


7.
View STEP SIX essay   ... aim at the very best we know ...   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
The key words "entirely ready" underline the fact that we want to aim at the very best we know or can learn.


8.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... aim of each A.A. member is personal ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Just as the aim of each A.A. member is personal sobriety, the aim of our services is to bring sobriety within reach of all who want it.


9.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... aim of life.   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our material desires as the means by which we could live and function as human beings, we had taken these satisfactions to be the final end and aim of life.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... aim of our lives.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
We have learned that the satisfaction of instincts cannot be the sole end and aim of our lives.


11.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... aim of our services is to bring ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Just as the aim of each A.A. member is personal sobriety, the aim of our services is to bring sobriety within reach of all who want it.


12.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... aim that today animates A.A.'s all around ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
This is our gift from God, and its bestowal upon others like us is the one aim that today animates A.A.'s all around the globe.


13.
View STEP SIX essay   ... aim toward perfection.   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
It is suggested that we ought to become entirely willing to aim toward perfection.


14.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... aim; we now clamored for material security.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
Financial importance was no longer our principal aim; we now clamored for material security.


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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