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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 STEP ONE essay   ... demands.   12&12 Step One, p.21  
Alcohol, now become the rapacious creditor, bleeds us of all self-sufficiency and all will to resist its demands.


2.
View STEP TWO essay   ... demands.   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
There will be those who have drifted into indifference, those filled with self-sufficiency who have cut themselves off, those who have become prejudiced against religion, and those who are downright defiant because God has failed to fulfill their demands.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... demands?   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Did these perplexities beset me because of selfishness or unreasonable demands?


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... demands.   12&12 Step Four, p.53  
If we lean too heavily on people, they will sooner or later fail us, for they are human, too, and cannot possibly meet our incessant demands.


5.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... demands.   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
Therefore, no peace was to be had unless we could find a means of reducing these demands.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... demands are threatened, to be envious when ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Unreasonable fear that our instincts will not be satisfied drives us to covet the possessions of others, to lust for sex and power, to become angry when our instinctive demands are threatened, to be envious when the ambitions of others seem to be realized while ours are not.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... demands for attention become unreasonable.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We had refused to learn the very hard lesson that overdependence upon people is unsuccessful because all people are fallible, and even the best of them will sometimes let us down, especially when our demands for attention become unreasonable.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... demands for repayment.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
We saw that we would need to give constantly of ourselves without demands for repayment.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... demands had been the cause.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We blamed them, being quite unable to see that our unreasonable demands had been the cause.


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   Demands made upon other people for too ...   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
Demands made upon other people for too much attention, protection, and love can only invite domination or revulsion in the protectors themselves -- two emotions quite as unhealthy as the demands which evoked them.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... demands nothing.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
This is indeed the kind of giving that actually demands nothing.


12.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... demands rigorous honesty.   BB How It Works, p.58  
They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty.


13.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... demands rigorous honesty.   BB To Employers, p.145  
In fact, he may say almost anything if he has accepted our solution which, as you know, demands rigorous honesty.


14.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... demands that the others concede to him, ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
We find the more one member of the family demands that the others concede to him, the more resentful they become.


15.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... demands upon God to give it to ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We discover that we do receive guidance for our lives to just about the extent that we stop making demands upon God to give it to us on order and on our terms.


16.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... demands upon ourselves or upon others which ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Pride lures us into making demands upon ourselves or upon others which cannot be met without perverting or misusing our God-given instincts.


17.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... demands upon ourselves, upon others, and upon ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We now clearly see that we have been making unreasonable demands upon ourselves, upon others, and upon God.


18.
View STEP TEN essay   ... demands upon those we love.   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
We can try to stop making unreasonable demands upon those we love.


19.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... demands, we were in a state of ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration.


20.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... demands which evoked them.   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
Demands made upon other people for too much attention, protection, and love can only invite domination or revulsion in the protectors themselves -- two emotions quite as unhealthy as the demands which evoked them.


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