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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View INTO ACTION chapter   ... decisions.  BB Into Action, p.88  
We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions.


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View STEP THREE essay   ... decisions are to be ours alone.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
We'll listen politely to those who would advise us, but all the decisions are to be ours alone.


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View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... decisions based on self which later placed ...  BB How It Works, p.62  
Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt.


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View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


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View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... decisions made, and renew the simple request: ...  12&12 Step Eleven, pp.102-103  
As the day goes on, we can pause where situations must be met and decisions made, and renew the simple request: "Thy will, not mine, be done."


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