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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 STEP SIX essay   ... apt to be all dressed up as ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
And even while staying within conventional bounds, many people have to admit that their imaginary sex excursions are apt to be all dressed up as dreams of romance.


2.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... apt to be noisy good fellows craving ...   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Either we were shy, and dared not draw near others, or we were apt to be noisy good fellows craving attention and companionship, but never getting it -- at least to our way of thinking.


3.
View STEP NINE essay   ... apt to be so exhilarating as to ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
This atmosphere of approval and praise is apt to be so exhilarating as to put us off balance by creating an insatiable appetite for more of the same.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... apt to be swamped with guilt and ...   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
If temperamentally we are on the depressive side, we are apt to be swamped with guilt and self-loathing.


5.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... apt to breathe a great sigh of ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
When we have finally admitted without reservation that we are powerless over alcohol, we are apt to breathe a great sigh of relief, saying, "Well, thank God that's over!


6.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... apt to call the tune, and if ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Whoever pays the piper is apt to call the tune, and if the A.A. Foundation obtained money from outside sources, its trustees might be tempted to run things without reference to the wishes of A.A. as a whole.


7.
View STEP SIX essay   ... apt to congratulate ourselves.   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
We who have escaped these extremes are apt to congratulate ourselves.


8.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... apt to get used to that quite ...   12&12 Step Five, pp.59-60  
Though we may at first be startled to realize that God knows all about us, we are apt to get used to that quite quickly.


9.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... apt to occur.   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
And when humility and serenity are so combined, something else of great moment is apt to occur.


10.
View STEP TEN essay   ... apt to play the big shot.   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Thus blinded by prideful self-confidence, we were apt to play the big shot.


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... apt to regard it as a somewhat ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
To be sure, we feel it is something that might help us to meet an occasional emergency, but at first many of us are apt to regard it as a somewhat mysterious skill of clergymen, from which we may hope to get a secondhand benefit.


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