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1.
View STEP TWO essay   ... feel.   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
The minute I stopped arguing, I could begin to see and feel.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... feel a man is unthinking when he ...   BB Into Action, p.82  
We feel a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety is enough.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... feel a part.   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
We commenced to make many fast friends and a fellowship has grown up among us of which it is a wonderful thing to feel a part.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... feel absolutely free to come and go ...   BB To Wives, p.120  
Make him feel absolutely free to come and go as he likes.


5.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... feel, after many years of experience, that ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
We feel, after many years of experience, that we have found nothing which has contributed more to the rehabilitation of these men than the altruistic movement now growing up among them.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... feel alone.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Surrounded by so many A.A. friends, these so-called loners tell us they no longer feel alone.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... feel, and believe that which he could ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
When a man or a woman has a spiritual awakening, the most important meaning of it is that he has now become able to do, feel, and believe that which he could not do before on his unaided strength and resources alone.


8.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... feel, and wish to become:   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
And as he came out the other side of that painful experience, this prayer was his expression of what he could then see, feel, and wish to become:


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... feel as though we had been placed ...   BB Into Action, p.85  
We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality -- safe and protected.


10.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Feel better. Work better. Having a better ...   BB A Vision For You, p.151  
Now and then a serious drinker, being dry at the moment says, "I don't miss it at all. Feel better. Work better. Having a better time."


11.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... feel bound to devote themselves solely to ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
But once these men had hit upon a cure, once it became apparent that only by their united effort could this be accomplished, then all of them would feel bound to devote themselves solely to the relief of cancer.


12.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... feel closer over a highball.   BB To Wives, p.110  
His friends feel closer over a highball.


13.
View STEP NINE essay   ... feel confident in our new way of ...   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.


14.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... feel diffident about going to some of ...   BB Into Action, p.76  
As we look over the list of business acquaintances and friends we have hurt, we may feel diffident about going to some of them on a spiritual basis.


15.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... feel, direct, and use, without a reasonable ...   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Simply because it is impossible to explain what we see, feel, direct, and use, without a reasonable assumption as a starting point.


16.
View STEP TEN essay   ... feel elated.   12&12 Step Ten, pp.91-92  
For no people have ever loved personal triumphs more than we have loved them; we drank of success as of a wine which could never fail to make us feel elated.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... feel emotionally secure among grown-up people, we ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
It became clear that if we ever were to feel emotionally secure among grown-up people, we would have to put our lives on a give-and-take basis; we would have to develop the sense of being in partnership or brotherhood with all those around us.


18.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... feel fully responsible.   BB To Employers, p.143  
It is better for him to feel fully responsible.


19.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... feel he can deal with you without ...   BB Working With Others, p.91  
He will feel he can deal with you without being nagged by his family.


20.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... feel he has spiritual justification for so ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Instead of treating the family as he should, he may retreat further into himself and feel he has spiritual justification for so doing.


21.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... feel he should now be yours.   BB To Wives, p.119  
You feel he should now be yours.


22.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... feel heroic.   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
War fever ran high in the New England town to which we new, young officers from Plattsburg were assigned, and we were flattered when the first citizens took us to their homes, making us feel heroic.


23.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... feel his own inadequacy.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
Faced with this problem, if a doctor is honest with himself, he must sometimes feel his own inadequacy.


24.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... feel humility as something more than a ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
It was only at the end of a long road, marked by successive defeats and humiliations, and the final crushing of our self-sufficiency, that we began to feel humility as something more than a condition of groveling despair.


25.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... feel it.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
They are all disappointed, and often let him feel it.


26.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... feel it better to let our friends ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
We feel it better to let our friends recommend us.


27.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... feel it better to let our friends ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven (Long), p.192  
We feel it better to let our friends recommend us.


28.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... feel it is something that might help ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
To be sure, we feel it is something that might help us to meet an occasional emergency, but at first many of us are apt to regard it as a somewhat mysterious skill of clergymen, from which we may hope to get a secondhand benefit.


29.
View STEP SIX essay   ... feel just a little superior to the ...   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Who, for example, doesn't like to feel just a little superior to the next fellow, or even quite a lot superior?


30.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... feel like those who had insisted the ...   BB We Agnostics, pp.52-53  
When others showed us that "God-sufficiency" worked with them, we began to feel like those who had insisted the Wrights would never fly.


31.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... feel lonely, hurt, and left out as ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
At first many of these feel lonely, hurt, and left out as they witness so much domestic happiness about them.


32.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... feel lonely, sorry for himself.   BB Into Action, p.81  
The husband begins to feel lonely, sorry for himself.


33.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... feel no reluctance to rid yourself of ...   BB To Employers, p.148  
At the same time you will feel no reluctance to rid yourself of those who cannot or will not stop.


34.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... feel satisfied that there is no need ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
We temporarily cease to grow because we feel satisfied that there is no need for all of A.A.'s Twelve Steps for us.


35.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... feel satisfied with a proposal which does ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
We agnostically inclined would not feel satisfied with a proposal which does not lend itself to reasonable approach and interpretation.


36.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... feel sorry for you.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
If you think you are an atheist, an agnostic, a skeptic, or have any other form of intellectual pride which keeps you from accepting what is in this book, I feel sorry for you.


37.
View STEP TEN essay   ... feel superior by pulling him down.   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
Or, the person concerned not being present, we thought we were helping others to understand him, when in actuality our true motive was to feel superior by pulling him down.


38.
View STEP TWO essay   ... feel superior to all of them.   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
In belaboring the sins of some religious people, we could feel superior to all of them.


39.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... feel superior to other people.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Let us reemphasize that this reluctance to fight one another or anybody else is not counted as some special virtue which makes us feel superior to other people.


40.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... feel that as psychiatrists directing a hospital ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
If any feel that as psychiatrists directing a hospital for alcoholics we appear somewhat sentimental, let them stand with us a while on the firing line, see the tragedies, the despairing wives, the little children; let the solving of these problems become a part of their daily work, and even of their sleeping moments, and the most cynical will not wonder that we have accepted and encouraged this movement.


41.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... feel that each family, in the light ...   BB Working With Others, p.103  
We feel that each family, in the light of their own circumstances, ought to decide for themselves.


42.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... feel that elimination of our drinking is ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
We feel that elimination of our drinking is but a beginning.


43.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... feel that for years his drinking has ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Dad may feel that for years his drinking has placed him on the wrong side of every argument, but that now he has become a superior person with God on his side.


44.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... feel that he will now measure up ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
It is the most natural thing in the world, once his liquor problem is solved, to feel that he will now measure up to that cherished vision.


45.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... feel that I had known him before.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
I talked with him for some time, but was not able to bring myself to feel that I had known him before.


46.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... feel that we might have the answer ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
The moment we saw that we had an answer for alcoholism, it was reasonable (or so it seemed at the time) for us to feel that we might have the answer to a lot of other things.


47.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... feel that we understand as perhaps few ...   BB To Wives, p.104  
As wives of Alcoholics Anonymous, we would like you to feel that we understand as perhaps few can.


48.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... feel that you must apologize as though ...   BB To Wives, p.115  
You will no longer be self-conscious or feel that you must apologize as though your husband were a weak character.


49.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... feel that you must have some help, ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
But if you really and truly want to quit drinking liquor for good and all, and sincerely feel that you must have some help, we know that we have an answer for you.


50.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... feel the ache.   BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
They sound like the philosophy of the man who, having a headache, beats himself on the head with a hammer so that he can't feel the ache.


51.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... feel the nearness of our Creator.   BB Into Action, p.75  
We begin to feel the nearness of our Creator.


52.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... feel the urge wholly to rely on ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
If we really depended upon God, we couldn't very well play God to our fellows nor would we feel the urge wholly to rely on human protection and care.


53.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... feel their money troubles are about to ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
The family will be affected also, pleasantly at first, as they feel their money troubles are about to be solved, then not so pleasantly as they find themselves neglected.


54.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... feel themselves cut off from God's help ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
All this should be very encouraging news for those who recoil from prayer because they don't believe in it, or because they feel themselves cut off from God's help and direction.


55.
View STEP SIX essay   ... feel they have done well may dispute ...   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.


56.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... feel they have received from God.   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
It is worth noting that people of very high spiritual development almost always insist on checking with friends or spiritual advisers the guidance they feel they have received from God.


57.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... feel they hold a mortgage on dad, ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
The family may feel they hold a mortgage on dad, so big that no equity should be left for outsiders.


58.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... feel they need no inventory are confronted ...   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
The sponsors of those who feel they need no inventory are confronted with quite another problem.


59.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... feel this feeling rising.   BB To Employers, p.139  
Even when you understand the malady better, you may feel this feeling rising.


60.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... feel unable to speak at meetings or ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
There are many opportunities even for those of us who feel unable to speak at meetings or who are so situated that we cannot do much face-to-face Twelfth Step work.


61.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... feel under no obligation to keep him ...   BB To Employers, p.147  
But you should feel under no obligation to keep him on, for your obligation has been well discharged already.


62.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... feel we are on the Broad Highway, ...   BB Into Action, p.75  
We feel we are on the Broad Highway, walking hand in hand with the Spirit of the Universe.


63.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... feel we had gone on drinking many ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
As we look back, we feel we had gone on drinking many years beyond the point where we could quit on our will power.


64.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... feel we need look no further for ...   BB Bill's Story, p.16  
Most of us feel we need look no further for Utopia.


65.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... feel we ought to say to her ...   BB Into Action, p.81  
We feel we ought to say to her that we have no right to involve another person.


66.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... feel you had better leave.   BB To Wives, p.108  
If you are positive he is one of this type you may feel you had better leave.


67.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... feel your organization has no alcoholic problem, ...   BB To Employers, p.149  
Even if you feel your organization has no alcoholic problem, it might pay to take another look down the line.


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