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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 MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... itself.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Fred's story speaks for itself.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... itself.   BB Into Action, p.77  
But this is not an end in itself.


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... itself.   BB A Vision For You, p.151  
The less people tolerated us, the more we withdrew from society, from life itself.


4.
View FOREWORD   ... itself.   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
A.A.'s Twelve Traditions apply to the life of the Fellowship itself.


5.
View FOREWORD   ... itself.   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Though the essays which follow were written mainly for members, it is thought by many of A.A.'s friends that these pieces might arouse interest and find application outside A.A. itself.


6.
View FOREWORD   ... itself.   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
The basic principles of A.A., as they are known today, were borrowed mainly from the fields of religion and medicine, though some ideas upon which success finally depended were the result of noting the behavior and needs of the Fellowship itself.


7.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... itself.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
The answer, now seen in Tradition Three, was simplicity itself.


8.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... itself.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
At the Foundation, the same story repeats itself.


9.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... itself?   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
How, then, can we have an unorganized movement which can and does create a service organization for itself?


10.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... itself.   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
The same stern threat applies to the group itself.


11.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... itself among us in many different forms.   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


12.
View STEP THREE essay   ... itself, and looking through it, we shall ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Once unlocked by willingness, the door opens almost of itself, and looking through it, we shall see a pathway beside which is an inscription.


13.
View STEP NINE essay   ... itself, at some point we will want ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
But if no such opportunity presents itself, at some point we will want to summon all our courage, head straight for the person concerned, and lay our cards on the table.


14.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... itself function without full-time workers.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Neither could A.A. itself function without full-time workers.


15.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... itself in a widening circle of peace ...   BB Bill's Story, p.16  
Each day my friend's simple talk in our kitchen multiplies itself in a widening circle of peace on earth and good will to men.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... itself -- into protective parents.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We had failed to see that though adult in years we were still behaving childishly, trying to turn everybody -- friends, wives, husbands, even the world itself -- into protective parents.


17.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... itself is often intensely disliked.   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Not only is the idea misunderstood; the word itself is often intensely disliked.


18.
View STEP THREE essay   ... itself, is possible to anyone.   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
We saw that we were powerless over alcohol, but we also perceived that faith of some kind, if only in A.A. itself, is possible to anyone.


19.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... itself might survive.   12&12 Tradition One, pp.130-131  
As we had once struggled and prayed for individual recovery, just so earnestly did we commence to quest for the principles through which A.A. itself might survive.


20.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... itself of modern publicity methods.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
They were sure that A.A. could go faster and farther if it availed itself of modern publicity methods.


21.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... itself, something we would like to strive ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
Seldom did we look at character-building as something desirable in itself, something we would like to strive for whether our instinctual needs were met or not.


22.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... itself, takes most of us a long, ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
To get completely away from our aversion to the idea of being humble, to gain a vision of humility as the avenue to true freedom of the human spirit, to be willing to work for humility as something to be desired for itself, takes most of us a long, long time.


23.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... itself to no one.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
An A.A. group can bind itself to no one.


24.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... itself to no one.   12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
An A.A. group can bind itself to no one.


25.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... itself to reasonable approach and interpretation.   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
We agnostically inclined would not feel satisfied with a proposal which does not lend itself to reasonable approach and interpretation.


26.
View FOREWORD   ... itself to the world about it, the ...   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
They outline the means by which A.A. maintains its unity and relates itself to the world about it, the way it lives and grows.


27.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... itself to us, it is imperative that ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Since recovery from alcoholism is life itself to us, it is imperative that we preserve in full strength our means of survival.


28.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... itself up with a laugh and gone ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
It had picked itself up with a laugh and gone on to better things.


29.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... itself with anything or anybody else.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
In charting this enormous expanse of freedom, we found it necessary to post only two storm signals: A group ought not do anything which would greatly injure A.A. as a whole, nor ought it affiliate itself with anything or anybody else.


30.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... itself with humility, we should pause here ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Since this Step so specifically concerns itself with humility, we should pause here to consider what humility is and what the practice of it can mean to us.


31.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... itself would never have held us together ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
But that in itself would never have held us together as we are now joined.


32.
View STEP TWO essay   ... itself your 'higher power.'   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
You can, if you wish, make A.A. itself your 'higher power.'


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