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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 HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... inventory.   BB How It Works, p.64  
Therefore, we started upon a personal inventory.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... inventory.   BB Into Action, p.72  
We have admitted certain defects; we have ascertained in a rough way what the trouble is; we have put our finger on the weak items in our personal inventory.


3.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... inventory.   BB Into Action, p.76  
We made it when we took inventory.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory.   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
We will be offended at A.A.'s suggested inventory.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory.   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
We also clutch at another wonderful excuse for avoiding an inventory.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory.   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
Our present anxieties and troubles, we cry, are caused by the behavior of other people -- people who really need a moral inventory.


7.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory.   12&12 Step Four, p.54  
Therefore, thoroughness ought to be the watchword when taking inventory.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... inventory.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
We made a searching and fearless moral inventory.


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... inventory all right, but hung on to ...   BB Into Action, p.73  
They took inventory all right, but hung on to some of the worst items in stock.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... inventory and continue to set right any ...   BB Into Action, p.84  
This thought brings us to Step Ten, which suggests we continue to take personal inventory and continue to set right any new mistakes as we go along.


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory, and exert ourselves to do the ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Once we have a complete willingness to take inventory, and exert ourselves to do the job thoroughly, a wonderful light falls upon this foggy scene.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... inventory, and that when we were in ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
By this time, at Step Ten, we had begun to get a basis for daily living, and we keenly realized that we would need to continue taking personal inventory, and that when we were in the wrong we ought to admit it promptly.


13.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... inventory and we are prepared for a ...   BB Into Action, p.75  
We have a written inventory and we are prepared for a long talk.


14.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... inventory and when we were wrong promptly ...   BB How It Works, p.59  
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.


15.
View STEP TEN essay   ... inventory and when we were wrong promptly ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
"Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it."


16.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory are confronted with quite another problem.   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
The sponsors of those who feel they need no inventory are confronted with quite another problem.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory at all; it is the very ...   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
This is not a moral inventory at all; it is the very process by which the depressive has so often been led to the bottle and extinction.


18.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... inventory, but now the time has come ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
To a degree, he has already done this when taking moral inventory, but now the time has come when he ought to redouble his efforts to see how many people he has hurt, and in what ways.


19.
View STEP TEN essay   ... inventory can do its work.   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
Before we ask what a spot-check inventory is, let's look at the kind of setting in which such an inventory can do its work.


20.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution to ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Though he could not accept all the tenets of the Oxford Groups, he was convinced of the need for moral inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution to those harmed, helpfulness to others, and the necessity of belief in and dependence upon God.


21.
View STEP TEN essay   ... inventory enables us to settle with the ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Our inventory enables us to settle with the past.


22.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... inventory had persuaded us that all-round forgiveness ...   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Our moral inventory had persuaded us that all-round forgiveness was desirable, but it was only when we resolutely tackled Step Five that we inwardly knew we'd be able to receive forgiveness and give it, too.


23.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory in this respect we ought to ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
To take inventory in this respect we ought to consider carefully all personal relationships which bring continuous or recurring trouble.


24.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... inventory is a fact-finding and a fact-facing ...   BB How It Works, p.64  
Taking a commercial inventory is a fact-finding and a fact-facing process.


25.
View STEP TEN essay   ... inventory is aimed at our daily ups ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
The quick inventory is aimed at our daily ups and downs, especially those where people or new events throw us off balance and tempt us to make mistakes.


26.
View STEP TEN essay   ... inventory is carefully taken, and we have ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
When our inventory is carefully taken, and we have made peace with ourselves, the conviction follows that tomorrow's challenges can be met as they come.


27.
View STEP TEN essay   ... inventory is heavy only because a great ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
The emphasis on inventory is heavy only because a great many of us have never really acquired the habit of accurate self-appraisal.


28.
View STEP TEN essay   ... inventory is, let's look at the kind ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
Before we ask what a spot-check inventory is, let's look at the kind of setting in which such an inventory can do its work.


29.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory is that pride and fear of ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
But the testimony of A.A.'s who have really tried a moral inventory is that pride and fear of this sort turn out to be bogeymen, nothing else.


30.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory, it must seem to every newcomer ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
So when A.A. suggests a fearless moral inventory, it must seem to every newcomer that more is being asked of him than he can do.


31.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory, most of us have found that ...   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Without a searching and fearless moral inventory, most of us have found that the faith which really works in daily living is still out of reach.


32.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory now that we are sober?   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
If we were pretty nice people all along, except for our drinking, what need is there for a moral inventory now that we are sober?


33.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory of myself?"   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
How do I take inventory of myself?"


34.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... inventory of ourselves.   BB How It Works, p.59  
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.


35.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory of ourselves."   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
"Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves."


36.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... inventory of your grosser handicaps, you have ...   BB How It Works, p.71  
If you have already made a decision, and an inventory of your grosser handicaps, you have made a good beginning.


37.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory problem in detail, let's have a ...   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Before tackling the inventory problem in detail, let's have a closer look at what the basic problem is.


38.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory proceedings, our sponsors come to the ...   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
At this stage of the inventory proceedings, our sponsors come to the rescue.


39.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... inventory, taken alone, wouldn't be enough.   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.107-108  
Looking at Step Five, we decided that an inventory, taken alone, wouldn't be enough.


40.
View STEP TEN essay   ... inventory, taken at any time of the ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
There's the spot-check inventory, taken at any time of the day, whenever we find ourselves getting tangled up.


41.
View STEP TEN essay   ... inventory taken in the midst of such ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
A spot-check inventory taken in the midst of such disturbances can be of very great help in quieting stormy emotions.


42.
View STEP TEN essay   ... inventory-taking is not always done in red ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
This is a good place to remember that inventory-taking is not always done in red ink.


43.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... inventory usually goes broke.   BB How It Works, p.64  
A business which takes no regular inventory usually goes broke.


44.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... inventory was ours, not the other man's.   BB How It Works, p.67  
The inventory was ours, not the other man's.


45.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... inventory, we began to suspect how much ...   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
As we took inventory, we began to suspect how much trouble self-delusion had been causing us.


46.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... inventory, we have written down a lot.   BB How It Works, p.70  
If we have been thorough about our personal inventory, we have written down a lot.


47.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... inventory, what shall we do about it?   BB Into Action, p.72  
Having made our personal inventory, what shall we do about it?


48.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... inventory, will need to determine what his ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Human beings are never quite alike, so each of us, when making an inventory, will need to determine what his individual character defects are.


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