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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... look.  BB Bill's Story, p.9  
He had that starry-eyed look.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... look!"  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Pride says, "You need not pass this way," and Fear says, "You dare not look!"


3.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... look.  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
The objective look at ourselves we achieved in Step Four was, after all, only a look.


4.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... look after public relations and arrange meetings.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Headed by the chairman, they look after public relations and arrange meetings.


5.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... look after the place full time.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
So somebody had to look after the place full time.


6.
View STEP TWO essay   ... look and 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.


7.
View STEP SIX essay   ... look, and the measuring sticks by which ...  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
They are goals toward which we look, and the measuring sticks by which we estimate our progress.


8.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... look around in the night clubs, or ...  BB Into Action, p.81  
He commences to look around in the night clubs, or their equivalent, for something besides liquor.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... look as though religious people were right ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
It began to look as though religious people were right after all.


10.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... look at a really good prayer.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
First let's look at a really good prayer.


11.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... look at all the good we've done ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
Besides, look at all the good we've done these drunks.


12.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... look at character-building as something desirable in ...  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.


13.
View CONTENTS   ... look at credits as well as debits.  12&12 Contents (Step Ten), p.8  
Let's look at credits as well as debits.


14.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... look at his own defects.  12&12 Step Four, p.46  
As soon as he begins to be more objective, the newcomer can fearlessly, rather than fearfully, look at his own defects.


15.
View STEP THREE essay   ... look at how practical it actually is.  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Let's look at how practical it actually is.


16.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... look at it from an entirely different ...  BB How It Works, p.66  
We were prepared to look at it from an entirely different angle.


17.
View STEP TEN essay   ... look at our assets and liabilities, and ...  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.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... look at ourselves and those about us.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
We have had a much keener look at ourselves and those about us.


19.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... look at ourselves we achieved in Step ...  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
The objective look at ourselves we achieved in Step Four was, after all, only a look.


20.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... look at some of them.  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Let us have a look at some of them.


21.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... look at some of these defects, have ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
But when we have taken a square look at some of these defects, have discussed them with another, and have become willing to have them removed, our thinking about humility commences to have a wider meaning.


22.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... look at Step Six.  BB Into Action, p.76  
If we can answer to our satisfaction, we then look at Step Six.


23.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... look at Steps Eight and Nine.  BB Into Action, p.76  
Let's look at Steps Eight and Nine.


24.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... look at the alcoholic in your organization ...  BB To Employers, p.139  
A look at the alcoholic in your organization is many times illuminating.


25.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... look at the chapter on alcoholism.  BB To Wives, p.112  
If you think he will be shy of a spiritual remedy, ask him to look at the chapter on alcoholism.


26.
View STEP TEN essay   ... look at the kind of setting in ...  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.


27.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... look at the record."  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
As a celebrated American statesman put it, "Let's look at the record."


28.
View STEP THREE essay   ... look at the results normal people are ...  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Should his own image in the mirror be too awful to contemplate (and it usually is), he might first take a look at the results normal people are getting from self-sufficiency.


29.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... look at their strange new dad with ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
As soon as his sobriety begins to be taken as a matter of course, the family may look at their strange new dad with apprehension, then with irritation.


30.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... look at those personal flaws which are ...  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Since Step Four is but the beginning of a lifetime practice, it can be suggested that he first have a look at those personal flaws which are acutely troublesome and fairly obvious.


31.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... look at what might happen in our ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
It ought to be followed by a good look at where we stand now, and a further look at what might happen in our lives were we able to move closer to the ideal we have been trying to glimpse.


32.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... look at what the basic problem is.  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.


33.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... look at where we stand now, and ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
It ought to be followed by a good look at where we stand now, and a further look at what might happen in our lives were we able to move closer to the ideal we have been trying to glimpse.


34.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... look back, we feel we had gone ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
As we look back, we feel we had gone on drinking many years beyond the point where we could quit on our will power.


35.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... look back, we realize that the things ...  BB Working With Others, p.100  
When we look back, we realize that the things which came to us when we put ourselves in God's hands were better than anything we could have planned.


36.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... look backward and try to discover where ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
First, we take a look backward and try to discover where we have been at fault; next we make a vigorous attempt to repair the damage we have done; and third, having thus cleaned away the debris of the past, we consider how, with our newfound knowledge of ourselves, we may develop the best possible relations with every human being we know.


37.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... look closely soon have the key to ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Those who look closely soon have the key to this strange paradox.


38.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... look down the line.  BB To Employers, p.149  
Even if you feel your organization has no alcoholic problem, it might pay to take another look down the line.


39.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... look easier.  12&12 Step Four, pp.47-48  
But once over the first two or three high hurdles, the course ahead began to look easier.


40.
View STEP TWO essay   ... look first at the case of the ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
Let's look first at the case of the one who says he won't believe -- the belligerent one.


41.
View STEP TWO essay   ... look for our lost faith.  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Finally, when all our score cards read 'zero,' and we saw that one more strike would put us out of the game forever, we had to look for our lost faith.


42.
View STEP TEN essay   ... look for progress, not for perfection.  12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
We shall look for progress, not for perfection.


43.
View STEP THREE essay   ... look for something better.  12&12 Step Three, pp.37-38  
Each of us has had his own near-fatal encounter with the juggernaut of self-will, and has suffered enough under its weight to be willing to look for something better.


44.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... look good.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
I had to agree with the doctor -- he certainly didn't look good.


45.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... "Look here, Ed.  BB To Employers, p.147  
After reading this book, a junior executive can go to such a man and say approximately this, "Look here, Ed.


46.
View STEP THREE essay   ... look in the mirror ought to be ...  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
One good look in the mirror ought to be answer enough for any alcoholic.


47.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... look like a good thing.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
At first glance, it did look like a good thing.


48.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... look like a purposeless and pointless piece ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
This reopening of emotional wounds, some old, some perhaps forgotten, and some still painfully festering, will at first look like a purposeless and pointless piece of surgery.


49.
View STEP THREE essay   ... look like the hole in the doughnut."  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
I'll look like the hole in the doughnut."


50.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... look no further for Utopia.  BB Bill's Story, p.16  
Most of us feel we need look no further for Utopia.


51.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... look now upon the sea and ponder ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Let us look now upon the sea and ponder what its mystery is; and let us lift our eyes to the far horizon, beyond which we shall seek all those wonders still unseen.


52.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... look on them as sick people.  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.


53.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... look only at the objections.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
At first the elders could look only at the objections.


54.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... look over the list of business acquaintances ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
As we look over the list of business acquaintances and friends we have hurt, we may feel diffident about going to some of them on a spiritual basis.


55.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... look squarely at the unhappiness this has ...  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
We wish to look squarely at the unhappiness this has caused others and ourselves.


56.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... look the world in the eye.  BB Into Action, p.75  
We can look the world in the eye.


57.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... look upon.  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
This perverse soul-sickness is not pleasant to look upon.


58.
View STEP TWO essay   ... "Look what you people have done to ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
How often have we heard them cry out, "Look what you people have done to us!


59.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... look within himself.  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Both his pride and his fear beat him back every time he tries to look within himself.


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