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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 FOUR essay   ... beings.   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Without them we wouldn't be complete human beings.


2.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... beings.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
But certainly there wasn't any evidence of a God who knew or cared about human beings.


3.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... beings.   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Therefore, every nation, in fact every form of society, has to be a government administered by human beings.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... beings are important, the proof that love ...   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.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... beings are never quite alike, so each ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Human beings are never quite alike, so each of us, when making an inventory, will need to determine what his individual character defects are.


6.
View STEP SIX essay   ... beings don't suffer these defects at these ...   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Of course, most human beings don't suffer these defects at these rock-bottom levels.


7.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... beings have nearly always been the immediate ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
Since defective relations with other human beings have nearly always been the immediate cause of our woes, including our alcoholism, no field of investigation could yield more satisfying and valuable rewards than this one.


8.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... beings that we are, we squabble.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Human beings that we are, we squabble.


9.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... beings, we had taken these satisfactions to ...   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.


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