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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 TRADITION FOUR essay   ... discovered.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
All too late that was discovered.


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... discovered a common solution.   BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution.


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... discovered God.   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
The distinguished American psychologist, William James, in his book "Varieties of Religious Experience," indicates a multitude of ways in which men have discovered God.


4.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... discovered liquor.   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
I was part of life at last, and in the midst of the excitement I discovered liquor.


5.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... discovered many more reasons later on.   BB Bill's Story, p.2  
I discovered many more reasons later on.


6.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... discovered she had left Alcoholics Anonymous in ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
When her will was read, it was discovered she had left Alcoholics Anonymous in trust with the Alcoholic Foundation a sum of ten thousand dollars.


7.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... discovered that a couple of drinks would ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
I soon discovered that a couple of drinks would alleviate my gastric distress, at least for a few hours at a time, so it was not at all difficult for me to return to my former excessive indulgence.


8.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... discovered that at the point of professionalism, ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
We have discovered that at the point of professionalism, money and spirituality do not mix.


9.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... discovered that faith had been involved all ...   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
So, in one way or another, we discovered that faith had been involved all the time!


10.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... discovered that hurricanes have a way of ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
Even the suggestion of such a thing never fails to whip up a hurricane, and we have discovered that hurricanes have a way of mauling with equal severity both the just and the unjust.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... discovered that our own group, or A.A. ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
For the time being, we who were atheist or agnostic discovered that our own group, or A.A. as a whole, would suffice as a higher power.


12.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... discovered that relief never came by confessing ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
They always discovered that relief never came by confessing the sins of other people.


13.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... discovered that there was perfect safety in ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
We had discovered that there was perfect safety in the process of trial and error.


14.
View STEP ONE essay   ... discovered that when one alcoholic had planted ...   12&12 Step One, p.23  
It was then discovered that when one alcoholic had planted in the mind of another the true nature of his malady, that person could never be the same again.


15.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... discovered that while we weren't alone any ...   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
But we soon discovered that while we weren't alone any more in a social sense, we still suffered many of the old pangs of anxious apartness.


16.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... discovered the answer to alcoholism.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
The Washingtonian Society, a movement among alcoholics which started in Baltimore a century ago, almost discovered the answer to alcoholism.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... discovered the best possible source of emotional ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
When we developed still more, we discovered the best possible source of emotional stability to be God Himself.


18.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... discovered the faculty had other ideas on ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
When I reached school, I discovered the faculty had other ideas on the subject.


19.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... discovered the joy of helping others to ...   BB A Vision For You, pp.163-164  
When a few men in this city have found themselves, and have discovered the joy of helping others to face life again, there will be no stopping until everyone in that town has had his opportunity to recover -- if he can and will.


20.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... discovered the principles by which the individual ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
As we discovered the principles by which the individual alcoholic could live, so we had to evolve principles by which the A.A. groups and A.A. as a whole could survive and function effectively.


21.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... discovered to be a healer of pain.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
It brought a measure of humility, which we soon discovered to be a healer of pain.


22.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... discovered we could face life successfully, as ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter.


23.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... discovered we did not need to consider ...   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
Much to our relief, we discovered we did not need to consider another's conception of God.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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