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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 APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... instinct.'  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Foster Kennedy, neurologist: "This organization of Alcoholics Anonymous calls on two of the greatest reservoirs of power known to man, religion and that instinct for association with one's fellows ... the 'herd instinct.'


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... instinct.  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Nearly every serious emotional problem can be seen as a case of misdirected instinct.


3.
View STEP SIX essay   ... instinct.  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
They work against their own deepest instinct.


4.
View STEP THREE essay   ... instinct and logic always seek to bolster ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
This, of course, is the process by which instinct and logic always seek to bolster egotism, and so frustrate spiritual development.


5.
View STEP ONE essay   ... instinct cries out against the idea of ...  12&12 Step One, p.21  
Every natural instinct cries out against the idea of personal powerlessness.


6.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... instinct for association with one's fellows ... the ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Foster Kennedy, neurologist: "This organization of Alcoholics Anonymous calls on two of the greatest reservoirs of power known to man, religion and that instinct for association with one's fellows ... the 'herd instinct.'


7.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... instinct, if men cared nothing for the ...  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
If there were no social instinct, if men cared nothing for the society of one another, there would be no society.


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View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... instinct in us might be our undoing.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
The promoter instinct in us might be our undoing.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... instinct run wild in themselves is the ...  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
Alcoholics especially should be able to see that instinct run wild in themselves is the underlying cause of their destructive drinking.


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... instinct still cries out, as it certainly ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
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.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... instinct to begin with, the situation is ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
And if she had a strong maternal instinct to begin with, the situation is aggravated.


12.
View STEP SIX essay   ... instinct to live can cooperate fully with ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Here their powerful instinct to live can cooperate fully with their Creator's desire to give them new life.


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View TRADITION TEN essay   ... instinct, we A.A.'s have known from the ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
As by some deep instinct, we A.A.'s have known from the very beginning that we must never, no matter what the provocation, publicly take sides in any fight, even a worthy one.


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