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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   ... direction.   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I placed myself unreservedly under His care and direction.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... direction.   BB Working With Others, p.97  
Sometimes you will have to call a doctor and administer sedatives under his direction.


3.
View STEP SIX essay   ... direction.   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
We shall need to raise our eyes toward perfection, and be ready to walk in that direction.


4.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... direction.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
With the best of intentions, he tends to force his own will into all sorts of situations and problems with the comfortable assurance that he is acting under God's specific direction.


5.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... direction.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
All this should be very encouraging news for those who recoil from prayer because they don't believe in it, or because they feel themselves cut off from God's help and direction.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... direction.   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.120-121  
Upon entering A.A., these attitudes were sharply reversed, often going much too far in the opposite direction.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... direction.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
But today, in well-matured A.A.'s, these distorted drives have been restored to something like their true purpose and direction.


8.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... direction?   12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
Where does A.A. get its direction?


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... direction and advice.   BB To Wives, p.121  
We realize that we have been giving you much direction and advice.


10.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... direction, and I reached into my pocket.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
The hat came in my direction, and I reached into my pocket.


11.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... direction and strength to meet my problems ...   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I was to sit quietly when in doubt, asking only for direction and strength to meet my problems as He would have me.


12.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... direction could we set foot on the ...   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Only by discussing ourselves, holding back nothing, only by being willing to take advice and accept direction could we set foot on the road to straight thinking, solid honesty, and genuine humility.


13.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... direction flowed into them.   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.


14.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... direction from Him who has all knowledge ...   BB Into Action, p.85  
Much has already been said about receiving strength, inspiration, and direction from Him who has all knowledge and power.


15.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... direction he likes.   BB Working With Others, p.95  
If you do stay, let him steer the conversation in any direction he likes.


16.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... direction, I became irritated and my mind ...   BB Bill's Story, p.10  
When they talked of a God personal to me, who was love, superhuman strength and direction, I became irritated and my mind snapped shut against such a theory.


17.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... direction if he fails to show unselfishness ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
He is not likely to get far in any direction if he fails to show unselfishness and love under his own roof.


18.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... direction of his Creator, and said he ...   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
On the third day the lawyer gave his life to the care and direction of his Creator, and said he was perfectly willing to do anything necessary.


19.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... direction, provided we took other simple steps.   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality of things, we began to be possessed of a new sense of power and direction, provided we took other simple steps.


20.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... direction to do the right thing, no ...   BB Into Action, p.79  
Reminding ourselves that we have decided to go to any lengths to find a spiritual experience, we ask that we be given strength and direction to do the right thing, no matter what the personal consequences may be.


21.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... direction to millions.   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
We have learned that whatever the human frailties of various faiths may be, those faiths have given purpose and direction to millions.


22.
View STEP NINE essay   ... direction when, in rare cases, we get ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
Or we may be tipped over in the other direction when, in rare cases, we get a cool and skeptical reception.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... direction with the purpose of pleasing ourselves ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
We threw money about in every direction with the purpose of pleasing ourselves and impressing other people.


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