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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 TRADITION NINE essay   ... brings.   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
So we of A.A. do obey spiritual principles, first because we must, and ultimately because we love the kind of life such obedience brings.


2.
View STEP SIX essay   ... brings a comfortable feeling of superiority.   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
In a perverse way we can actually take satisfaction from the fact that many people annoy us, for it brings a comfortable feeling of superiority.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... brings a full return, the certainty that ...   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.


4.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
It brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped lives of blameless children, sad wives and parents -- anyone can increase the list.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... 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.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... brings to mind a story about one ...   BB Into Action, p.80  
This brings to mind a story about one of our friends.


7.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... brings us straight to the question "Does ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
This brings us straight to the question "Does A.A. have a real leadership?"


8.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... brings us to a resting place where ...   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
This feeling of being at one with God and man, this emerging from isolation through the open and honest sharing of our terrible burden of guilt, brings us to a resting place where we may prepare ourselves for the following Steps toward a full and meaningful sobriety.


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... brings us to Step Ten, which suggests ...   BB Into Action, p.84  
This thought brings us to Step Ten, which suggests we continue to take personal inventory and continue to set right any new mistakes as we go along.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... brings us to the Fifth Step in ...   BB Into Action, p.72  
This brings us to the Fifth Step in the program of recovery mentioned in the preceding chapter.


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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