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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 TRADITION THREE essay   ... finally abandoned all membership regulations.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
As group after group saw these possibilities, they finally abandoned all membership regulations.


2.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... finally admitted without reservation that we are ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
When we have finally admitted without reservation that we are powerless over alcohol, we are apt to breathe a great sigh of relief, saying, "Well, thank God that's over!


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... finally ambushed us into alcoholism and misery.  12&12 Step Four, p.54  
Whatever the defects, they have finally ambushed us into alcoholism and misery.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... finally and forever.  BB To Employers, p.136  
I told him he was through -- finally and forever.


5.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... finally beat us into a state of ...  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
It finally beat us into a state of reasonableness.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... finally brought many of us an inner ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
These were the new attitudes that finally brought many of us an inner strength and peace that could not be deeply shaken by the shortcomings of others or by any calamity not of our own making.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... finally came up with a conclusion that ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
They finally came up with a conclusion that shocked the A.A. members of that time.


8.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... finally cast up A.A.'s Tradition of nonprofessionalism.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
This is the exciting welter of events which has finally cast up A.A.'s Tradition of nonprofessionalism.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... finally convinced that reckless romancing is not ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
And above all he is finally convinced that reckless romancing is not a way of life for him.


10.
View FOREWORD   ... finally depended were the result of noting ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
The basic principles of A.A., as they are known today, were borrowed mainly from the fields of religion and medicine, though some ideas upon which success finally depended were the result of noting the behavior and needs of the Fellowship itself.


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... finally did experiment, and when unexpected results ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
Of course we finally did experiment, and when unexpected results followed, we felt different; in fact we knew different; and so we were sold on meditation and prayer.


12.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... finally die alone.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
We alcoholics see that we must work together and hang together, else most of us will finally die alone.


13.
View STEP TWO essay   ... finally, driven to A.A., we learned better.  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
But finally, driven to A.A., we learned better.


14.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... finally drop all its membership regulations?  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Why did A.A. finally drop all its membership regulations?


15.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... finally embedded in A.A. tradition.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
At that moment, we believe, the principle of corporate poverty was firmly and finally embedded in A.A. tradition.


16.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... finally facing ourselves is indescribable.  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
As we persist, a brand-new kind of confidence is born, and the sense of relief at finally facing ourselves is indescribable.


17.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... finally gave me my credits and I ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
After many painful discussions, they finally gave me my credits and I migrated to another of the leading universities of the country and entered as a Junior that Fall.


18.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Finally, he can no longer work, his ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
Finally, he can no longer work, his wife gets a divorce and he is held up to ridicule.


19.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... finally he said it -- the landlord would ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
But finally he said it -- the landlord would put us out if we didn't pay up.


20.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   Finally, he saw that I wasn't attempting ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
Finally, he saw that I wasn't attempting to change his religious views, that I wanted him to find the grace in his own religion that would aid his recovery.


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Finally he shook his head saying, "Something ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
Finally he shook his head saying, "Something has happened to you I don't understand.


22.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... finally, inescapably, the conviction came that God ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
He will also report that out of every season of grief or suffering, when the hand of God seemed heavy or even unjust, new lessons for living were learned, new resources of courage were uncovered, and that finally, inescapably, the conviction came that God does "move in a mysterious way His wonders to perform."


23.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... finally learned that you were sick.  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Tell him how baffled you were, how you finally learned that you were sick.


24.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   Finally my father had to send a ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
Finally my father had to send a doctor out from my home town who managed to get me back there in some way, and I was in bed about two months before I could venture out of the house.


25.
View FOREWORD   ... finally produced the Twelve Traditions and so ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
The Tradition section of this volume portrays in some detail the experience which finally produced the Twelve Traditions and so gave A.A. its present form, substance, and unity.


26.
View FOREWORD   ... finally reached the public in April 1939.  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
Nevertheless, the infant Society determined to set down its experience in a book which finally reached the public in April 1939.


27.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... finally realizes that he has undergone a ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
He finally realizes that he has undergone a profound alteration in his reaction to life; that such a change could hardly have been brought about by himself alone.


28.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... finally resisted or ran away, we were ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
But when they finally resisted or ran away, we were bitterly hurt and disappointed.


29.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... finally saw that faith in some kind ...  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend.


30.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... finally sought employment ourselves as destitution faced ...  BB To Wives, p.106  
We finally sought employment ourselves as destitution faced us and our families.


31.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... finally struck down and left in terrified ...  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
But even Bacchus boomeranged on us; we were finally struck down and left in terrified loneliness.


32.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... finally television, besieged us with requests for ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Radio, and finally television, besieged us with requests for appearances.


33.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... finally there was no question.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
So, practicing these Steps, we had a spiritual awakening about which finally there was no question.


34.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... finally threw him into a fit of ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
His wife is one of those persons who really feels there is something rather sinful about these commodities, so she nagged, and her intolerance finally threw him into a fit of anger.


35.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... finally torn asunder because they were designed ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
All history affords us the spectacle of striving nations and groups finally torn asunder because they were designed for, or tempted into, controversy.


36.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... finally translates the Twelve Steps into action ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The wonderful energy it releases and the eager action by which it carries our message to the next suffering alcoholic and which finally translates the Twelve Steps into action upon all our affairs is the payoff, the magnificent reality, of Alcoholics Anonymous.


37.
View STEP ONE essay   ... finally turn out to be firm bedrock ...  12&12 Step One, p.21  
Our admissions of personal powerlessness finally turn out to be firm bedrock upon which happy and purposeful lives may be built.


38.
View STEP TEN essay   Finally, we begin to see that all ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Finally, we begin to see that all people, including ourselves, are to some extent emotionally ill as well as frequently wrong, and then we approach true tolerance and see what real love for our fellows actually means.


39.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
12. And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.


40.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192  
Twelve -- And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.


41.
View STEP TWO essay   Finally, when all our score cards read ...  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Finally, when all our score cards read 'zero,' and we saw that one more strike would put us out of the game forever, we had to look for our lost faith.


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