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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 ELEVEN essay   ... finds.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.


2.
View STEP TEN essay   ... finds, and until he patiently and persistently ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong.


3.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... finds he cannot keep this priceless gift ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Moreover, he finds he cannot keep this priceless gift unless he gives it away.


4.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... finds himself easily able to control his ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... finds himself in possession of a degree ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
He finds himself in possession of a degree of honesty, tolerance, unselfishness, peace of mind, and love of which he had thought himself quite incapable.


6.
View STEP TEN essay   ... finds its chief application to situations which ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
Today's spot check finds its chief application to situations which arise in each day's march.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... finds that real happiness is not to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
In later life he finds that real happiness is not to be found in just trying to be a number one man, or even a first-rater in the heartbreaking struggle for money, romance, or self-importance.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... finds undreamed rewards as he tries to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
Even the newest of newcomers finds undreamed rewards as he tries to help his brother alcoholic, the one who is even blinder than he.


9.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... finds we are not witch-burners.  BB Working With Others, p.103  
Every new alcoholic looks for this spirit among us and is immensely relieved when he finds we are not witch-burners.


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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