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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 SIX essay   ... drives.   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
It is nowhere evident, at least in this life, that our Creator expects us fully to eliminate our instinctual drives.


2.
View STEP SIX essay   ... drives.   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
So far as we know, it is nowhere on the record that God has completely removed from any human being all his natural drives.


3.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... drives for charitable funds, A.A. presented a ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
To people familiar with endless drives for charitable funds, A.A. presented a strange and refreshing spectacle.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... drives have been restored to something like ...   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.


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View STEP FOUR essay   ... drives us to covet the possessions of ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Unreasonable fear that our instincts will not be satisfied drives us to covet the possessions of others, to lust for sex and power, to become angry when our instinctive demands are threatened, to be envious when the ambitions of others seem to be realized while ours are not.


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