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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 NINE essay   ... direct amends divides those we should approach ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
After we have made the list of people we have harmed, have reflected carefully upon each instance, and have tried to possess ourselves of the right attitude in which to proceed, we will see that the making of direct amends divides those we should approach into several classes.


2.
View STEP NINE essay   ... direct amends from the day we join ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
Most of us begin making certain kinds of direct amends from the day we join Alcoholics Anonymous.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... direct amends to such people wherever possible, ...  BB How It Works, p.59  
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.


4.
View CONTENTS   ... direct amends to such people wherever possible, ...  12&12 Contents (Step Nine), p.7  
Step Nine -- "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others."


5.
View STEP NINE essay   ... direct amends to such people wherever possible, ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
"Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others."


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... direct amends to those concerned, except when ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We followed this up in Step Nine by making direct amends to those concerned, except when it would injure them or other people.


7.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... direct, and use, without a reasonable assumption ...  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Simply because it is impossible to explain what we see, feel, direct, and use, without a reasonable assumption as a starting point.


8.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... direct comment and counsel on our situation, ...  12&12 Step Five, p.60  
The benefit of talking to another person is that we can get his direct comment and counsel on our situation, and there can be no doubt in our minds what that advice is.


9.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... direct conflict with the new way of ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
We think that such a view is self-centered and in direct conflict with the new way of living.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... direct contact as possible.  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.108-109  
In Step Eleven we saw that if a Higher Power had restored us to sanity and had enabled us to live with some peace of mind in a sorely troubled world, then such a Higher Power was worth knowing better, by as direct contact as possible.


11.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... direct guidance we may receive while we ...  12&12 Step Five, p.60  
While the comment or advice of others may be by no means infallible, it is likely to be far more specific than any direct guidance we may receive while we are still so inexperienced in establishing contact with a Power greater than ourselves.


12.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... direct linkage among self-examination, meditation, and prayer.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation, and prayer.


13.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... direct or govern is the essence of ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Power to direct or govern is the essence of organization everywhere.


14.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... direct our attention to what He would ...  BB How It Works, p.68  
We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what He would have us be.


15.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... direct our thinking, especially asking that it ...  BB Into Action, p.86  
Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives.


16.
View STEP NINE essay   ... direct personal contact at all.  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
There will be other cases where action ought to be deferred, and still others in which by the very nature of the situation we shall never be able to make direct personal contact at all.


17.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... direct result of unfortunate birth and uncontrollable ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
What about all those unhappy lives which were the direct result of unfortunate birth and uncontrollable circumstances?


18.
View STEP TEN essay   ... direct result of yesterday's and sometimes today's ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
That is the emotional hangover, the direct result of yesterday's and sometimes today's excesses of negative emotion -- anger, fear, jealousy, and the like.


19.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... direct some of your thought to the ...  BB To Wives, p.119  
We suggest that you direct some of your thought to the wives of his new alcoholic friends.


20.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... direct the group.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
In no sense whatever can its members govern or direct the group.


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