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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 SEVEN essay   ... desires.   12&12 Step Seven, pp.70-71  
Poverty will disappear, and there will be such abundance that everybody can have all the security and personal satisfactions he desires.


2.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... desires?   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
How can we possibly summon the resolution and the willingness to get rid of such overwhelming compulsions and desires?


3.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... desires and ambitions within him must be ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
He learns that the clamor of desires and ambitions within him must be silenced whenever these could damage the group.


4.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... desires are the obstacles that block our ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We have seen that character defects based upon shortsighted or unworthy desires are the obstacles that block our path toward these objectives.


5.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... desires as the means by which we ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our material desires as the means by which we could live and function as human beings, we had taken these satisfactions to be the final end and aim of life.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... desires cause him great trouble, practically all ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
When thus out of joint, man's natural desires cause him great trouble, practically all the trouble there is.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... desires for emotional security and wealth, for ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our desires for emotional security and wealth, for personal prestige and power, for romance, and for family satisfactions -- all these have to be tempered and redirected.


8.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... desires for personal distinction as A.A. members ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Moved by the spirit of anonymity, we try to give up our natural desires for personal distinction as A.A. members both among fellow alcoholics and before the general public.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... desires for sex, for material and emotional ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Our desires for sex, for material and emotional security, and for an important place in society often tyrannize us.


10.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... desires for the common good, we realize ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Because A.A.'s Twelve Traditions repeatedly ask us to give up personal desires for the common good, we realize that the sacrificial spirit -- well symbolized by anonymity -- is the foundation of them all.


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... desires -- for the sex relation, for material ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
So these desires -- for the sex relation, for material and emotional security, and for companionship -- are perfectly necessary and right, and surely God-given.


12.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... desires have warped us.   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
We want to find exactly how, when, and where our natural desires have warped us.


13.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... desires is the main object of life.   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Nor do we enter into debate with the many who still so passionately cling to the belief that to satisfy our basic natural desires is the main object of life.


14.
View STEP SIX essay   ... desires, it isn't strange that we often ...   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
Since most of us are born with an abundance of natural desires, it isn't strange that we often let these far exceed their intended purpose.


15.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... desires . . . they all deflate our egos.   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
All of A.A.'s Twelve Steps ask us to go contrary to our natural desires . . . they all deflate our egos.


16.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... desires, they revolt, and resist us heavily.   12&12 Step Four, p.53  
When we habitually try to manipulate others to our own willful desires, they revolt, and resist us heavily.


17.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... desires to stop.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
We are assuming, of course, that the reader desires to stop.


18.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... desires, was obliged to conform to group ...   12&12 Tradition Two, pp.135-136  
One of the first members of A.A., entirely contrary to his own desires, was obliged to conform to group opinion.


19.
View STEP SIX essay   ... desires will always be found which oppose ...   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
No matter how far we have progressed, desires will always be found which oppose the grace of God.


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