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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   ... kind?  BB How It Works, p.61  
Is he not really a self-seeker even when trying to be kind?


2.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... kind.  BB How It Works, p.69  
They think we do not have enough of it, or that it isn't the right kind.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... kind.  BB To Wives, p.114  
Since this book was first published, A.A. has released thousands of alcoholics from asylums and hospitals of every kind.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... kind."  12&12 Step Four, pp.45-46  
Therefore we think our indignation is justified and reasonable -- that our resentments are the "right kind."


5.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... kind.  12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
If our sex conduct is selfish, we may excite jealousy, misery, and a strong desire to retaliate in kind.


6.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... kind, and he was much ashamed of ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
It was his first experience of this kind, and he was much ashamed of it.


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... kind and loving toward all?  BB Into Action, p.86  
Were we kind and loving toward all?


8.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... kind, considerate, patient, generous; even modest and ...  BB How It Works, p.61  
He may be kind, considerate, patient, generous; even modest and self-sacrificing.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... kind doctor who explained that though certainly ...  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
Best of all, I met a kind doctor who explained that though certainly selfish and foolish, I had been seriously ill, bodily and mentally.


10.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... kind enough to enlarge upon his views ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
The physician who, at our request, gave us this letter, has been kind enough to enlarge upon his views in another statement which follows.


11.
View STEP THREE essay   ... kind, if only in A.A. itself, is ...  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.


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... kind like other men.  BB More About Alcoholism, pp.30-31  
Neither does there appear to be any kind of treatment which will make alcoholics of our kind like other men.


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... kind, nor any lurking notion that someday ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
If we are planning to stop drinking, there must be no reservation of any kind, nor any lurking notion that someday we will be immune to alcohol.


14.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... kind of approach does not catch your ...  BB To Wives, p.112  
If this kind of approach does not catch your husband's interest, it may be best to drop the subject, but after a friendly talk your husband will usually revive the topic himself.


15.
View STEP ONE essay   ... kind of bankruptcy is like this one.  12&12 Step One, p.21  
No other kind of bankruptcy is like this one.


16.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... kind of character, and cut across every ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Could any then imagine a society which would include every conceivable kind of character, and cut across every barrier of race, creed, politics, and language with ease?


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... kind of confidence and faith in these ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we have the same kind of confidence and faith in these people who have been infected and sometimes crippled by our own illness that we have in our sponsors?


18.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... kind of confidence is born, and the ...  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
As we persist, a brand-new kind of confidence is born, and the sense of relief at finally facing ourselves is indescribable.


19.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... kind of defense that keeps one from ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
There is a complete failure of the kind of defense that keeps one from putting his hand on a hot stove.


20.
View STEP THREE essay   ... kind of dependence they had learned in ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Would the kind of dependence they had learned in A.A. carry them through?


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... kind of domination or dependence.  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.116-117  
Even when our fortunes had not ebbed that much and we nevertheless found ourselves alone in the world, we still vainly tried to be secure by some unhealthy kind of domination or dependence.


22.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... kind of education seems good to me, ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
The kind of education seems good to me, and is not too controversial.


23.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... kind of employee such an attitude will ...  BB To Employers, p.145  
With this kind of employee such an attitude will command undying loyalty.


24.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... kind of faith?  BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Without knowing it, had we not been brought to where we stood by a certain kind of faith?


25.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... kind of flight, a spiritual liberation from ...  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
Yet we had been seeing another kind of flight, a spiritual liberation from this world, people who rose above their problems.


26.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... kind of giving he has found his ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
And then he discovers that by the divine paradox of this kind of giving he has found his own reward, whether his brother has yet received anything or not.


27.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... kind of giving that actually demands nothing.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
This is indeed the kind of giving that actually demands nothing.


28.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... kind of giving that asks no rewards.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Here we experience the kind of giving that asks no rewards.


29.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... kind of God was a part of ...  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend.


30.
View STEP TEN essay   ... kind of hangover which we all experience ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
But there is another kind of hangover which we all experience whether we are drinking or not.


31.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... kind of happiness, can A.A. offer them ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
If they cannot have this kind of happiness, can A.A. offer them satisfactions of similar worth and durability?


32.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... kind of humility that makes it possible ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
It is a step in the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God's help.


33.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... kind of insecurity may arise in any ...  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
It should be remembered that this kind of insecurity may arise in any area where instincts are threatened.


34.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... kind of life such obedience brings.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
So we of A.A. do obey spiritual principles, first because we must, and ultimately because we love the kind of life such obedience brings.


35.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... kind of love that has no price ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
When the Twelfth Step is seen in its full implication, it is really talking about the kind of love that has no price tag on it.


36.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... kind of man, the kind who recovers, ...  BB To Employers, p.149  
The right kind of man, the kind who recovers, will not want this sort of thing.


37.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... kind of money the hospital used to ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
Handing it to me, he continued, 'This shows the kind of money the hospital used to make back in the 1920's.


38.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... kind of person should head the job?  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
But what kind of person should head the job?


39.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... kind of pilot plant A.A. groups could ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
They figured the town needed a great big alcoholic center, a kind of pilot plant A.A. groups could duplicate everywhere.


40.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... kind of prayer, by this self-serving demand ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
The A.A., or indeed any man, who tries to run his life rigidly by this kind of prayer, by this self-serving demand of God for replies, is a particularly disconcerting individual.


41.
View STEP TWO essay   ... kind of problem: the intellectually self-sufficient man ...  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Now we come to another kind of problem: the intellectually self-sufficient man or woman.


42.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... kind of quarantined confinement.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
We'd gather up derelicts from skid rows, sort out those who could get well, and make it possible for the rest to earn their livelihood in a kind of quarantined confinement.


43.
View STEP TEN essay   ... kind of self-righteousness can underlie the smallest ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
This subtle and elusive kind of self-righteousness can underlie the smallest act or thought.


44.
View STEP TEN essay   ... kind of setting in which such an ...  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.


45.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... kind of talk.  BB To Employers, pp.145-146  
The employer can many times protect the victim from this kind of talk.


46.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... kind of thinking has been characteristic of ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
To us it is not far-fetched, for this kind of thinking has been characteristic of every single one of us.


47.
View STEP THREE essay   ... kind of thinking takes no real account ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
The trouble is that this kind of thinking takes no real account of the facts.


48.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... kind of treatment which will make alcoholics ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
Neither does there appear to be any kind of treatment which will make alcoholics of our kind like other men.


49.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... kind of Twelfth Step work.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Nor is this the only kind of Twelfth Step work.


50.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... kind of waste goes on unabated.  BB To Employers, p.137  
This kind of waste goes on unabated.


51.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... kind that make daily living with us ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Such a roster of harms done others -- the kind that make daily living with us as practicing alcoholics difficult and often unbearable -- could be extended almost indefinitely.


52.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... kind, the informality, the genuine democracy, the ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
The very practical approach to his problems, the absence of intolerance of any kind, the informality, the genuine democracy, the uncanny understanding which these people had were irresistible.


53.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... kind thing is to lock them up, ...  BB To Wives, p.114  
When they become too dangerous, we think the kind thing is to lock them up, but of course a good doctor should always be consulted.


54.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... kind. This is the end ... nothing is ...  12&12 Tradition Three, pp.144-145  
After all his pleas for help had been rebuffed, these words rang in his fevered mind: "They have deserted me. I have been deserted by my own kind. This is the end ... nothing is left."


55.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... kind who recovers, will not want this ...  BB To Employers, p.149  
The right kind of man, the kind who recovers, will not want this sort of thing.


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