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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View CONTENTS   ... independence.  12&12 Contents (Step Three), p.5  
Dependence as a means to independence.


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View STEP THREE essay   ... independence.  12&12 Step Three, pp.35-36  
But suppose that instinct still cries out, as it certainly will, "Yes, respecting alcohol, I guess I have to be dependent upon A.A., but in all other matters I must still maintain my independence.


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View STEP THREE essay   ... independence in such matters.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Nobody is going to meddle with our personal independence in such matters.


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View STEP THREE essay   ... independence is in question, how differently we ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
But the moment our mental or emotional independence is in question, how differently we behave.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... independence looked more important than a right ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
When a job still looked like a mere means of getting money rather than an opportunity for service, when the acquisition of money for financial independence looked more important than a right dependence upon God, we were still the victims of unreasonable fears.


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View STEP THREE essay   ... independence of the spirit.  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Therefore dependence, as A.A. practices it, is really a means of gaining true independence of the spirit.


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View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... independence part of its tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
They pointed out that the irresponsible had become responsible, and that by making financial independence part of its tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous had revived an ideal that its era had almost forgotten.


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