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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... done.  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
We shall tell you what we have done.


2.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... done."  BB How It Works, p.67  
Thy will be done."


3.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... done.  BB Into Action, p.75  
Returning home we find a place where we can be quiet for an hour, carefully reviewing what we have done.


4.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... done."  BB Into Action, p.85  
"How can I best serve Thee -- Thy will (not mine) be done."


5.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... done."  BB Into Action, pp.87-88  
We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day "Thy will be done."


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... done.  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
That is where our fellow travelers are, and that is where our work must be done.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... done?  BB To Employers, pp.139-140  
When sober, does he not work hard and have a knack of getting things done?


8.
View STEP ONE essay   ... done?  12&12 Step One, p.24  
Who wants to confess his faults to another and make restitution for harm done?


9.
View STEP TWO essay   ... done."  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
We had always said, "Grant me my wishes" instead of "Thy will be done."


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... done."  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."


11.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... done.  12&12 Step Five, pp.57-58  
This vital Step was also the means by which we began to get the feeling that we could be forgiven, no matter what we had thought or done.


12.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... done?  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
What real harm, therefore, had we done?


13.
View STEP NINE essay   ... done.  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
There can only be one consideration which should qualify our desire for a complete disclosure of the damage we have done.


14.
View STEP TEN essay   ... done."  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
When in doubt we can always pause, saying, "Not my will, but Thine, be done."


15.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... done."  12&12 Step Eleven, pp.102-103  
As the day goes on, we can pause where situations must be met and decisions made, and renew the simple request: "Thy will, not mine, be done."


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... done.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Practically every A.A. member declares that no satisfaction has been deeper and no joy greater than in a Twelfth Step job well done.


17.
View STEP TEN essay   ... done, a genuine gratitude for blessings received, ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.95  
An honest regret for harms done, a genuine gratitude for blessings received, and a willingness to try for better things tomorrow will be the permanent assets we shall seek.


18.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... done a wrong he could not possibly ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
He felt that he had done a wrong he could not possibly make right.


19.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... done about alcoholism in their own firms.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Employers learn that great corporations have set their approval upon us, and wish to discover what can be done about alcoholism in their own firms.


20.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... done about our vengeful resentments, self-pity, and ...  12&12 Step Four, p.47  
But in A.A. we slowly learned that something had to be done about our vengeful resentments, self-pity, and unwarranted pride.


21.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... done about them.  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Something had to be done about them.


22.
View STEP TEN essay   ... done, and chalking up debits where due.  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Here we cast up a balance sheet, crediting ourselves with things well done, and chalking up debits where due.


23.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... done and, God willing, it shall not ...  BB Into Action, p.81  
We are sorry for what we have done and, God willing, it shall not be repeated.


24.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... done, and have the honest desire to ...  BB How It Works, p.70  
If we are sorry for what we have done, and have the honest desire to let God take us to better things, we believe we will be forgiven and will have learned our lesson.


25.
View STEP TEN essay   ... done, and having searched our hearts with ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.95  
Having so considered our day, not omitting to take due note of things well done, and having searched our hearts with neither fear nor favor, we can truly thank God for the blessings we have received and sleep in good conscience.


26.
View STEP NINE essay   ... done and make our apologies.  12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
Against this background we can freely admit the damage we have done and make our apologies.


27.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... done, and the paper was printed in ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
This was done, and the paper was printed in the American Journal of Psychiatry for November 1949.


28.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... done; and third, having thus cleaned away ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
First, we take a look backward and try to discover where we have been at fault; next we make a vigorous attempt to repair the damage we have done; and third, having thus cleaned away the debris of the past, we consider how, with our newfound knowledge of ourselves, we may develop the best possible relations with every human being we know.


29.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... done another, we resentfully focus on the ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
To escape looking at the wrongs we have done another, we resentfully focus on the wrong he has done us.


30.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... done any good.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
I honestly doubted whether, on balance, the religions of mankind had done any good.


31.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... done anything for me!"  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Our friend's gorge rose as he bitterly cried out: "If there is a God, He certainly hasn't done anything for me!"


32.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... done better?  BB Into Action, p.86  
What could we have done better?


33.
View STEP TEN essay   ... done better, and resolve with God's help ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
Here we need only recognize that we did act or think badly, try to visualize how we might have done better, and resolve with God's help to carry these lessons over into tomorrow, making, of course, any amends still neglected.


34.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... done, but it has hazards.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
This can be done, but it has hazards.


35.
View STEP NINE essay   ... done by our drinking.  12&12 Step Nine, pp.83-84  
After coming from our first meeting, or perhaps after we have finished reading the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," we usually want to sit down with some member of the family and readily admit the damage we have done by our drinking.


36.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... done drinking.  BB To Employers, p.138  
But I'm sure this man is done drinking.


37.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... done for him.  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
We are not sure why, once a certain point is reached, little can be done for him.


38.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... done for him.  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
He suffered horribly from his sprees, but it seemed as if nothing could be done for him.


39.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... done for him what he could not ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
But my friend sat before me, and he made the point-blank declaration that God had done for him what he could not do for himself.


40.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... done for others as well as for ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
It is A.A.'s experience that particularly in these cases we ought to pray that God's will, whatever it is, be done for others as well as for ourselves.


41.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... done formerly, it was because of misunderstanding.  BB To Employers, p.142  
Next he can be assured that you do not intend to lecture, moralize, or condemn; that if this was done formerly, it was because of misunderstanding.


42.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... done harm, provided that we do not ...  BB How It Works, p.69  
We must be willing to make amends where we have done harm, provided that we do not bring about still more harm in so doing.


43.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... done him and, though we may have ...  BB Into Action, p.77  
It may be he has done us more harm than we have done him and, though we may have acquired a better attitude toward him, we are still not too keen about admitting our faults.


44.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... done I would enter upon a new ...  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
My friend promised when these things were done I would enter upon a new relationship with my Creator; that I would have the elements of a way of living which answered all my problems.


45.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... done if any results are to be ...  BB Working With Others, pp.98-99  
In many homes this is a difficult thing to do, but it must be done if any results are to be expected.


46.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... done if we are to expect sobriety, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.48  
But all who are in the least reasonable will agree upon one point: that there is plenty wrong with us alcoholics about which plenty will have to be done if we are to expect sobriety, progress, and any real ability to cope with life.


47.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... done; in defeat we were bitter.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
In fitful successes we boasted of greater feats to be done; in defeat we were bitter.


48.
View STEP TEN essay   ... done in red ink.  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
This is a good place to remember that inventory-taking is not always done in red ink.


49.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... done in the past.  BB Into Action, p.76  
Now we go out to our fellows and repair the damage done in the past.


50.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... done in the past?  BB To Employers, p.140  
If you concede that your employee is ill, can he be forgiven for what he has done in the past?


51.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... done instead?  BB How It Works, p.69  
Where were we at fault, what should we have done instead?


52.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... done it.  BB To Wives, p.114  
We know women who have done it.


53.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... done it in the chapter on alcoholism.  BB Working With Others, p.92  
We suggest you do this as we have done it in the chapter on alcoholism.


54.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... done, meanwhile forgiving the wrongs done us, ...  12&12 Step Eight, pp.81-82  
We shall want to hold ourselves to the course of admitting the things we have done, meanwhile forgiving the wrongs done us, real or fancied.


55.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... done miracles.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
We liked A.A. all right, and were quick to say that it had done miracles.


56.
View STEP THREE essay   ... done on an individual basis.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
And everywhere the same thing is being done on an individual basis.


57.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... done or said?"  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
The question which might naturally come into your mind would be: "what did the man do or say that was different from what others had done or said?"


58.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... done others has not been great, the ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
In many instances we shall find that though the harm done others has not been great, the emotional harm we have done ourselves has.


59.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... done others -- the kind that make daily ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Such a roster of harms done others -- the kind that make daily living with us as practicing alcoholics difficult and often unbearable -- could be extended almost indefinitely.


60.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... done our part.  BB Into Action, p.78  
We have made our demonstration, done our part.


61.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... done our utmost to straighten out the ...  BB Into Action, p.77  
Simply we tell him that we will never get over drinking until we have done our utmost to straighten out the past.


62.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... done ourselves has.  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
In many instances we shall find that though the harm done others has not been great, the emotional harm we have done ourselves has.


63.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... done so for the alcoholic is easily ...  BB To Employers, p.137  
That he has not always done so for the alcoholic is easily understood.


64.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... done so with finality, only to be ...  BB To Wives, p.105  
Our friends have counseled chucking the men and we have done so with finality, only to be back in a little while hoping, always hoping.


65.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... done so yet.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Science may one day accomplish this, but it hasn't done so yet.


66.
View STEP TEN essay   ... done something right.  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
It's a poor day indeed when we haven't done something right.


67.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... done that sort of thing.  BB Into Action, p.78  
Most of us have done that sort of thing.


68.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... done the impossible.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Here was something at work in a human heart which had done the impossible.


69.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... done the very thing that all her ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
After the husband joins A.A., the wife may become discontented, even highly resentful that Alcoholics Anonymous has done the very thing that all her years of devotion had failed to do.


70.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... done their worst.  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
In these areas fear, greed, possessiveness, and pride have too often done their worst.


71.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... done these drunks.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
Besides, look at all the good we've done these drunks.


72.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... done this when taking moral inventory, but ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
To a degree, he has already done this when taking moral inventory, but now the time has come when he ought to redouble his efforts to see how many people he has hurt, and in what ways.


73.
View CONTENTS   ... done to others.  12&12 Contents (Step Eight), p.7  
Kinds of harm done to others.


74.
View STEP NINE essay   ... done to them.  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
As soon as we begin to feel confident in our new way of life and have begun, by our behavior and example, to convince those about us that we are indeed changing for the better, it is usually safe to talk in complete frankness with those who have been seriously affected, even those who may be only a little or not at all aware of what we have done to them.


75.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... done to them and to their mother.  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
Without saying so, they may cordially hate him for what he has done to them and to their mother.


76.
View STEP TWO essay   ... done to us!  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
How often have we heard them cry out, "Look what you people have done to us!


77.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... done us.  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
To escape looking at the wrongs we have done another, we resentfully focus on the wrong he has done us.


78.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... done us more harm than we have ...  BB Into Action, p.77  
It may be he has done us more harm than we have done him and, though we may have acquired a better attitude toward him, we are still not too keen about admitting our faults.


79.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... done us, real or fancied.  12&12 Step Eight, pp.81-82  
We shall want to hold ourselves to the course of admitting the things we have done, meanwhile forgiving the wrongs done us, real or fancied.


80.
View STEP TEN essay   ... done, we are really able to leave ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
When this is done, we are really able to leave it behind us.


81.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... done, we resolutely looked for our own ...  BB How It Works, p.67  
Putting out of our minds the wrongs others had done, we resolutely looked for our own mistakes.


82.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... done well enough in admitting these things ...  BB Into Action, p.72  
We think we have done well enough in admitting these things to ourselves.


83.
View STEP SIX essay   ... done well may dispute this, so let's ...  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Some who feel they have done well may dispute this, so let's try to think it through a little further.


84.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... done would have stopped me for, so ...  BB To Employers, p.141  
I know, in my own particular case, that nothing my company could have done would have stopped me for, so long as I was able to hold my position, I could not possibly realize how serious my situation was.


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