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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... impossible.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Here was something at work in a human heart which had done the impossible.


2.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... impossible.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Yet we found it impossible.


3.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... impossible.  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
This Power has in each case accomplished the miraculous, the humanly impossible.


4.
View STEP TWO essay   ... impossible.  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
But now, still smarting from that admission, he is faced with something really impossible.


5.
View STEP THREE essay   ... impossible.  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
To every worldly and practical-minded beginner, this Step looks hard, even impossible.


6.
View STEP SIX essay   ... impossible.  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
To think of liking lust seems impossible.


7.
View STEP SIX essay   ... impossible.  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Seen in this light, Step Six is still difficult, but not at all impossible.


8.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... impossible.  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
For just so long as we were convinced that we could live exclusively by our own individual strength and intelligence, for just that long was a working faith in a Higher Power impossible.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... impossible.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
And these were fears which would make a serene and useful existence, at any financial level, quite impossible.


10.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... impossible, and if we had passed into ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region from which there is no return through human aid, we had but two alternatives: One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could; and the other, to accept spiritual help.


11.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... impossible, but to continue as he is ...  BB We Agnostics, p.44  
To one who feels he is an atheist or agnostic such an experience seems impossible, but to continue as he is means disaster, especially if he is an alcoholic of the hopeless variety.


12.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... impossible domestic situations righted; feuds and bitterness ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
I have seen hundreds of families set their feet in the path that really goes somewhere; have seen the most impossible domestic situations righted; feuds and bitterness of all sorts wiped out.


13.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... impossible for any of us to fully ...  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
We found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that Power, which is God.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... impossible for him to stop.  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
We are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, both in the bodily and mental sense, which makes it virtually impossible for him to stop.


15.
View FOREWORD   ... impossible had now become possible.  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
This established identification with alcoholic readers and proved to them that the virtually impossible had now become possible.


16.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... impossible have always failed.  BB Working With Others, p.101  
These attempts to do the impossible have always failed.


17.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... impossible job from which we recoil.  12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
We will want to be rid of some of these defects, but in some instances this will appear to be an impossible job from which we recoil.


18.
View STEP TWO essay   ... impossible list for Santa Claus.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Sometimes it's because God has not delivered us the good things of life which we specified, as a greedy child makes an impossible list for Santa Claus.


19.
View STEP TWO essay   ... impossible situations, seeking neither to run nor ...  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We saw them calmly accept impossible situations, seeking neither to run nor to recriminate.


20.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... impossible to explain what we see, feel, ...  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.


21.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... impossible to persuade an alcoholic to discuss ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
Highly competent psychiatrists who have dealt with us have found it sometimes impossible to persuade an alcoholic to discuss his situation without reserve.


22.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... impossible to say we had no capacity ...  BB We Agnostics, p.54  
It was impossible to say we had no capacity for faith, or love, or worship.


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