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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... disturbance and frustration.   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration.


2.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... disturbance happens to be great, we will ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
If at these points our emotional disturbance happens to be great, we will more surely keep our balance, provided we remember, and repeat to ourselves, a particular prayer or phrase that has appealed to us in our reading or meditation.


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View STEP THREE essay   ... disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ask ...   12&12 Step Three, pp.40-41  
In all times of emotional disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ask for quiet, and in the stillness simply say: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done."


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View STEP FOUR essay   ... disturbance, regardless of who or what we ...   12&12 Step Four, p.47  
We learned that if we were seriously disturbed, our first need was to quiet that disturbance, regardless of who or what we thought caused it.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... disturbance was seemingly caused by the behavior ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Or, if my disturbance was seemingly caused by the behavior of others, why do I lack the ability to accept conditions I cannot change?


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