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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 FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... complete.  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Though old buildings will eventually be replaced by finer ones, the new structures will take years to complete.


2.
View STEP ONE essay   ... complete.  12&12 Step One, p.21  
Once this stark fact is accepted, our bankruptcy as going human concerns is complete.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... complete a jag!  BB Bill's Story, p.9  
There was that time we had chartered an airplane to complete a jag!


4.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... complete abandon.  BB How It Works, p.59  
We asked His protection and care with complete abandon.


5.
View STEP SIX essay   ... complete and literal way, all A.A.'s have ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
So in a very complete and literal way, all A.A.'s have "become entirely ready" to have God remove the mania for alcohol from their lives.


6.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... complete candor of our conflicts, and had ...  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Until we had talked with complete candor of our conflicts, and had listened to someone else do the same thing, we still didn't belong.


7.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... complete defeat.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Like myself, he had admitted complete defeat.


8.
View CONTENTS   ... complete defeat?  12&12 Contents (Step One), p.5  
Who cares to admit complete defeat?


9.
View STEP ONE essay   ... complete defeat?  12&12 Step One, p.21  
Who cares to admit complete defeat?


10.
View STEP ONE essay   ... complete defeat is the main taproot from ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
The principle that we shall find no enduring strength until we first admit complete defeat is the main taproot from which our whole Society has sprung and flowered.


11.
View STEP NINE essay   ... complete disclosure of the damage we have ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
There can only be one consideration which should qualify our desire for a complete disclosure of the damage we have done.


12.
View STEP NINE essay   ... complete disclosures do them or others more ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
There will be those to whom we can make only partial restitution, lest complete disclosures do them or others more harm than good.


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... complete failure of the kind of defense ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
There is a complete failure of the kind of defense that keeps one from putting his hand on a hot stove.


14.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Complete financial security we must have -- or ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
Complete financial security we must have -- or else.


15.
View STEP NINE essay   ... complete frankness with those who have been ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
As soon as we begin to feel confident in our new way of life and have begun, by our behavior and example, to convince those about us that we are indeed changing for the better, it is usually safe to talk in complete frankness with those who have been seriously affected, even those who may be only a little or not at all aware of what we have done to them.


16.
View CONTENTS   ... complete honesty.  12&12 Contents (Step Five), p.6  
Necessity for complete honesty.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... complete human beings.  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Without them we wouldn't be complete human beings.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... complete, it caused us to play the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
But when self-will had driven everybody away and our isolation had become complete, it caused us to play the big shot in cheap barrooms and then fare forth alone on the street to depend upon the charity of passersby.


19.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... complete liberation of our thinking.  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
But in most fields our generation has witnessed complete liberation of our thinking.


20.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... complete my course, so I packed my ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
This went from bad to worse until sophomore spring when, after a prolonged period of drinking, I made up my mind that I could not complete my course, so I packed my grip and went South to spend a month on a large farm owned by a friend of mine.


21.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... complete readiness to go through with it ...  BB Into Action, p.74  
If that is so, this step may be postponed, only, however, if we hold ourselves in complete readiness to go through with it at the first opportunity.


22.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... complete readiness with which we throw away ...  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
Is not our age characterized by the ease with which we discard old ideas for new, by the complete readiness with which we throw away the theory or gadget which does not work for something new which does?


23.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... complete stranger may prove the best bet.  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
For some of us, a complete stranger may prove the best bet.


24.
View STEP THREE essay   ... complete trust upon a motor to keep ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Ask the polio sufferer confined to an iron lung who depends with complete trust upon a motor to keep the breath of life in him.


25.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... complete willingness I might build what I ...  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Upon a foundation of complete willingness I might build what I saw in my friend.


26.
View STEP NINE essay   ... complete willingness to make amends as fast ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.87  
But all of them do require a complete willingness to make amends as fast and as far as may be possible in a given set of conditions.


27.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... complete willingness to move forward.  12&12 Step Four, p.54  
It will be the first tangible evidence of our complete willingness to move forward.


28.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... complete willingness to take inventory, and exert ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Once we have a complete willingness to take inventory, and exert ourselves to do the job thoroughly, a wonderful light falls upon this foggy scene.


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