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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 TEN essay   ... driven argument.  12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
We must avoid quick-tempered criticism and furious, power-driven argument.


2.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Driven by a hundred forms of fear, ...  BB How It Works, p.62  
Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... driven by pride of self unconsciously blind ...  12&12 Step Four, p.46  
This is because people who are driven by pride of self unconsciously blind themselves to their liabilities.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... driven everybody away and our isolation had ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
But when self-will had driven everybody away and our isolation had become complete, it caused us to play the big shot in cheap barrooms and then fare forth alone on the street to depend upon the charity of passersby.


5.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... driven individualists.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
That was sure to be, since we are so largely a band of ego-driven individualists.


6.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... driven on by the inescapable conclusion which ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
But again we are driven on by the inescapable conclusion which we draw from A.A. experience, that we surely must try with a will, or else fall by the wayside.


7.
View STEP ONE essay   ... driven to A.A., and there we discover ...  12&12 Step One, p.24  
Under the lash of alcoholism, we are driven to A.A., and there we discover the fatal nature of our situation.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
So it is by circumstance rather than by any virtue that we have been driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have acquired the rudiments of faith, and now want to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a Higher Power.


9.
View STEP TWO essay   ... driven to A.A., we learned better.  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
But finally, driven to A.A., we learned better.


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... driven to maudlin sympathy, to bitter resentment.  BB To Wives, pp.104-105  
We have been driven to maudlin sympathy, to bitter resentment.


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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