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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... despair.   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
Many times I have gone to my old hospital in despair.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... despair.   BB To Wives, p.110  
Four: You may have a husband of whom you completely despair.


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Despair.   BB A Vision For You, p.151  
Momentarily we did -- then would come oblivion and the awful awakening to face the hideous Four Horsemen -- Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair.


4.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... despair.   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
His call to the clergyman led him presently to a certain resident of the town, who, though formerly able and respected, was then nearing the nadir of alcoholic despair.


5.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... despair.   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
It was only at the end of a long road, marked by successive defeats and humiliations, and the final crushing of our self-sufficiency, that we began to feel humility as something more than a condition of groveling despair.


6.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... despair, and even the death of one.   12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
And this they did find, in measure to transcend all the defects of their frail craft, every test of uncertainty, pain, fear, and despair, and even the death of one.


7.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... despair I found in that bitter morass ...   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
No words can tell of the loneliness and despair I found in that bitter morass of self-pity.


8.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... despair, I may bring hope -- that where ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


9.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... despair, in the face of the total ...   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
In the face of collapse and despair, in the face of the total failure of their human resources, they found that a new power, peace, happiness, and sense of direction flowed into them.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... despair or pride?   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we now accept and adjust to either without despair or pride?


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... despair that nothing but oblivion looks possible ...   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
As we morbidly pursue this melancholy activity, we may sink to such a point of despair that nothing but oblivion looks possible as a solution.


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