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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 TWO essay   ... listen.  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
If you don't care for the one I've suggested, you'll be sure to discover one that suits if only you look and listen.


2.
View STEP ONE essay   ... listen as the dying can be.  12&12 Step One, p.24  
Then, and only then, do we become as open-minded to conviction and as willing to listen as the dying can be.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... listen; his fearlessness as he spoke of ...  BB Bill's Story, p.10  
I could almost hear the sound of the preacher's voice as I sat, on still Sundays, way over there on the hillside; there was that proffered temperance pledge I never signed; my grandfather's good natured contempt of some church folk and their doings; his insistence that the spheres really had their music; but his denial of the preacher's right to tell him how he must listen; his fearlessness as he spoke of these things just before he died; these recollections welled up from the past.


4.
View STEP TWO essay   Listen, if you will, to these three ...  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Listen, if you will, to these three statements.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... listen, not only to receive something ourselves, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We sit in A.A. meetings and listen, not only to receive something ourselves, but to give the reassurance and support which our presence can bring.


6.
View STEP THREE essay   ... listen politely to those who would advise ...  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
We'll listen politely to those who would advise us, but all the decisions are to be ours alone.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... listen to a paid twelfth-stepper.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Alcoholics simply will not listen to a paid twelfth-stepper.


8.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... listen to their stories.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Alcoholics barely dry rushed about bright-eyed, buttonholing anyone who would listen to their stories.


9.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... listen while I tried to show him ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
But as he calmed down, he began to listen while I tried to show him that humility was the main key to sobriety.


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