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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   ... comes.   BB Into Action, p.76  
If we haven't the will to do this, we ask until it comes.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... comes!   BB Into Action, p.85  
It just comes!


3.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... comes along.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
We A.A.'s are active folk, enjoying the satisfactions of dealing with the realities of life, usually for the first time in our lives, and strenuously trying to help the next alcoholic who comes along.


4.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... comes at once by taking a few ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxviii-xxix  
They are restless, irritable and discontented, unless they can again experience the sense of ease and comfort which comes at once by taking a few drinks -- drinks which they see others taking with impunity.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... comes, cheerfully capitalize it as an opportunity ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Avoid then, the deliberate manufacture of misery, but if trouble comes, cheerfully capitalize it as an opportunity to demonstrate His omnipotence.


6.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... comes closest to the supernatural, namely in ...   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
Edward Dowling, S.J.,(*) of the Queen's Work staff, says, "Alcoholics Anonymous is natural; it is natural at the point where nature comes closest to the supernatural, namely in humiliations and in consequent humility.


7.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... comes first.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
Hence our common welfare comes first.


8.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... comes first.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.159  
Alcoholics Anonymous saved my life, and it comes first.


9.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... comes first.   12&12 Tradition One (Long), p.189  
Hence our common welfare comes first.


10.
View STEP TWO essay   ... comes harder to those who have lost ...   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Sometimes A.A. comes harder to those who have lost or rejected faith than to those who never had any faith at all, for they think they have tried faith and found it wanting.


11.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   Comes now the same question raised in ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
Comes now the same question raised in Tradition One.


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... comes out he races in front of ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
But the day he comes out he races in front of a fire engine, which breaks his back.


13.
View STEP TEN essay   ... comes, perhaps just before going to sleep, ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
When evening comes, perhaps just before going to sleep, many of us draw up a balance sheet for the day.


14.
View STEP TEN essay   ... comes the acid test: can we stay ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
Then comes the acid test: can we stay sober, keep in emotional balance, and live to good purpose under all conditions?


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... comes the biggest question yet.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Now comes the biggest question yet.


16.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... comes the day when he simply cannot ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
Then comes the day when he simply cannot make it and gets drunk all over again.


17.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... comes the election.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Now comes the election.


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... comes to a friendly agreement about them.   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
This means trouble, unless the family watches for these tendencies in each other and comes to a friendly agreement about them.


19.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... comes to A.A. as a whole, that's ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
But when it comes to A.A. as a whole, that's quite a different matter.


20.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... comes to combating liquor, though it often ...   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
It relieved me somewhat to learn that in alcoholics the will is amazingly weakened when it comes to combating liquor, though it often remains strong in other respects.


21.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... comes to ego deflation, few Steps are ...   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
When it comes to ego deflation, few Steps are harder to take than Five.


22.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... comes to mind in which a malicious ...   BB To Employers, p.145  
One instance comes to mind in which a malicious individual was always making friendly little jokes about an alcoholic's drinking exploits.


23.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... comes to most men gradually, but His ...   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
God comes to most men gradually, but His impact on me was sudden and profound.


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... comes to speak at a meeting, we ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
If our turn comes to speak at a meeting, we again try to carry A.A.'s message.


25.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... comes to the surface and we laboriously ...   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
When, however, the perfectly logical assumption is suggested that underneath the material world and life as we see it, there is an All Powerful, Guiding, Creative Intelligence, right there our perverse streak comes to the surface and we laboriously set out to convince ourselves it isn't so.


26.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... comes to us.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us.


27.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... comes to us alone may be garbled ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
The second difficulty is this: what comes to us alone may be garbled by our own rationalization and wishful thinking.


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