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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 THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... change.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
One feels that something more than human power is needed to produce the essential psychic change.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... change.   BB Into Action, p.84  
Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... change?   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Or, if my disturbance was seemingly caused by the behavior of others, why do I lack the ability to accept conditions I cannot change?


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... change.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Where the possession of money and material things was concerned, our outlook underwent the same revolutionary change.


5.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... change begins.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
As their grief and anxiety wear away, a subtle change begins.


6.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... change came over them.   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
They show how the change came over them.


7.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... change could hardly have been brought about ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
He finally realizes that he has undergone a profound alteration in his reaction to life; that such a change could hardly have been brought about by himself alone.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... change, courage to change the things I ...   12&12 Step Three, pp.40-41  
In all times of emotional disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ask for quiet, and in the stillness simply say: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done."


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... change, Courage to change the things we ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courage to change the things we can, And wisdom to know the difference.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... change for the worse, for we had ...   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.121-122  
If our circumstances happened to be good, we no longer dreaded a change for the worse, for we had learned that these troubles could be turned into great values.


11.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... change has occurred, the very same person ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


12.
View STEP TWO essay   ... change her mind, but she didn't.   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
The girl we wanted to marry had other notions; we prayed God that she'd change her mind, but she didn't.


13.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... change his religious views, that I wanted ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
Finally, he saw that I wasn't attempting to change his religious views, that I wanted him to find the grace in his own religion that would aid his recovery.


14.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... change in feeling and outlook.   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Though it was not our intention to create such an impression, many alcoholics have nevertheless concluded that in order to recover they must acquire an immediate and overwhelming "God-consciousness" followed at once by a vast change in feeling and outlook.


15.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... change in our attitude toward God.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
During this process of learning more about humility, the most profound result of all was the change in our attitude toward God.


16.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... change in our attitude which permits us, ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
The Seventh Step is where we make the change in our attitude which permits us, with humility as our guide, to move out from ourselves toward others and toward God.


17.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... change in our outlook.   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
This improved perception of humility starts another revolutionary change in our outlook.


18.
View STEP TEN essay   ... change in our outlook will take time, ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Such a radical change in our outlook will take time, maybe a lot of time.


19.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... change in personality.   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Even among those who occasionally land back in here again, we observe a profound change in personality.


20.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... change in their way of living and ...   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
They flatly declare that since they have come to believe in a Power greater than themselves, to take a certain attitude toward that Power, and to do certain simple things, there has been a revolutionary change in their way of living and thinking.


21.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... change in time.   BB Into Action, p.83  
They will change in time.


22.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... change of clothes, and three huge volumes ...   BB Bill's Story, p.2  
We gave up our positions and off we roared on a motorcycle, the sidecar stuffed with tent, blankets, a change of clothes, and three huge volumes of a financial reference service.


23.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... change of environment, or the warning of ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
If a sufficiently strong reason -- ill health, falling in love, change of environment, or the warning of a doctor -- becomes operative, this man can also stop or moderate, although he may find it difficult and troublesome and may even need medical attention.


24.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... change of heart.   BB To Employers, p.143  
Though you are providing him with the best possible medical attention, he should understand that he must undergo a change of heart.


25.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... change of heart was dramatic, convincing, and ...   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
His change of heart was dramatic, convincing, and moving.


26.
View STEP SIX essay   Change of scene, the best efforts of ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
Change of scene, the best efforts of family, friends, doctors, and clergymen got no place with my alcoholism.


27.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... change our plan.   BB Into Action, pp.74-75  
It is important that he be able to keep a confidence; that he fully understand and approve what we are driving at; that he will not try to change our plan.


28.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... change our point of view.   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
We had to ask ourselves why we shouldn't apply to our human problems this same readiness to change our point of view.


29.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... change ourselves to meet conditions, whatever they ...   12&12 Step Four, p.47  
It never occurred to us that we needed to change ourselves to meet conditions, whatever they were.


30.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... change profoundly.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
After we come into A.A., if we go on growing, our attitudes and actions toward security -- emotional security and financial security -- commence to change profoundly.


31.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... change setting in.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
Looking at those who were only beginning and still doubted themselves, the rest of us were able to see the change setting in.


32.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... change sufficient to bring about recovery from ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


33.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... change that A.A. has wrought in all ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
This principle is telling evidence of the profound change that A.A. has wrought in all of us.


34.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... change the present state of affairs, am ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
If I am unable to change the present state of affairs, am I willing to take the measures necessary to shape my life to conditions as they are?


35.
View STEP THREE essay   ... change the things I can, and wisdom ...   12&12 Step Three, pp.40-41  
In all times of emotional disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ask for quiet, and in the stillness simply say: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done."


36.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... change the things we can, And wisdom ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courage to change the things we can, And wisdom to know the difference.


37.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... change their habits on your account.   BB Working With Others, p.102  
Let your friends know they are not to change their habits on your account.


38.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... change there is very little hope of ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
This is repeated over and over, and unless this person can experience an entire psychic change there is very little hope of his recovery.


39.
View INTRODUCTION   ... change to it.   12&12 Introduction, p.14  
However, because the book has helped so many alcoholics find recovery, there exists strong sentiment within the Fellowship against any change to it.


40.
View PREFACE   ... change was in the section of personal ...   BB Preface, p.xi  
But the chief change was in the section of personal stories, which was expanded to reflect the Fellowship's growth.


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