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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 INTO ACTION chapter   ... building an arch through which we shall ...  BB Into Action, p.75  
Carefully reading the first five proposals we ask if we have omitted anything, for we are building an arch through which we shall walk a free man at last.


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View STEP TEN essay   ... building and good living.  12&12 Step Ten, p.95  
Learning daily to spot, admit, and correct these flaws is the essence of character-building and good living.


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... building and spiritual values had to come ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
We had lacked the perspective to see that character-building and spiritual values had to come first, and that material satisfactions were not the purpose of living.


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... building as something desirable in itself, something ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
Seldom did we look at character-building as something desirable in itself, something we would like to strive for whether our instinctual needs were met or not.


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View STEP SIX essay   ... building of character.  12&12 Step Six, p.65  
He asks only that we try as best we know how to make progress in the building of character.


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View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... building, so that I got rapidly worse.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
After three years of this, I wound up in the local hospital where they attempted to help me, but I would get my friends to smuggle me a quart, or I would steal the alcohol about the building, so that I got rapidly worse.


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... building through suffering might be all right ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
Character-building through suffering might be all right for saints, but it certainly didn't appeal to us.


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... building was lost in the dust of ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
But whenever we had to choose between character and comfort, the character-building was lost in the dust of our chase after what we thought was happiness.


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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