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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 STEP SIX essay   ... learn.   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
The key words "entirely ready" underline the fact that we want to aim at the very best we know or can learn.


2.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... learn.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
We rest quietly with the thoughts of someone who knows, so that we may experience and learn.


3.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... learn a lesson!"   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
Let him try it by himself for once; maybe he'll learn a lesson!"


4.
View STEP TEN essay   ... learn and grow by this means, are ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
A continuous look at our assets and liabilities, and a real desire to learn and grow by this means, are necessities for us.


5.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... learn much from them if you wish, ...   BB Working With Others, p.89  
Ministers and doctors are competent and you can learn much from them if you wish, but it happens that because of your own drinking experience you can be uniquely useful to other alcoholics.


6.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... learn, often to our consternation, that this ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
Then we learn, often to our consternation, that this is only the first milestone on the new road we are walking.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... learn right relations with people who understand ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
Through it we begin to learn right relations with people who understand us; we don't have to be alone any more.


8.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... learn something about humility.   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
It was only by repeated humiliations that we were forced to learn something about humility.


9.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... learn that great corporations have set their ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Employers learn that great corporations have set their approval upon us, and wish to discover what can be done about alcoholism in their own firms.


10.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... learn that in alcoholics the will is ...   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
It relieved me somewhat to learn that in alcoholics the will is amazingly weakened when it comes to combating liquor, though it often remains strong in other respects.


11.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... learn that the sole authority in A.A. ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
These practical folk then read Tradition Two, and learn that the sole authority in A.A. is a loving God as He may express Himself in the group conscience.


12.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... learn that we could commence at a ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
So it was comforting to learn that we could commence at a simpler level.


13.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... learn the full meaning of "Love thy ...   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
You will learn the full meaning of "Love thy neighbor as thyself."


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... learn the grim truth about alcoholism.   BB To Employers, p.144  
Whether your employee likes it or not, he will learn the grim truth about alcoholism.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... learn the very hard lesson that overdependence ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We had refused to learn the very hard lesson that overdependence upon people is unsuccessful because all people are fallible, and even the best of them will sometimes let us down, especially when our demands for attention become unreasonable.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... learn these things the hard way.   BB To Wives, p.121  
We had to learn these things the hard way.


17.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... learn this truth: Job or no job ...   BB Working With Others, p.98  
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job -- wife or no wife -- we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... learn tolerance, patience and good will toward ...   BB How It Works, p.70  
We have begun to learn tolerance, patience and good will toward all men, even our enemies, for we look on them as sick people.


19.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... learn why his own convictions have not ...   BB Working With Others, p.93  
But he will be curious to learn why his own convictions have not worked and why yours seem to work so well.


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