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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   ... making.   BB How It Works, p.62  
So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... making.   BB Working With Others, p.103  
After all, our problems were of our own making.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... making.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
These were the new attitudes that finally brought many of us an inner strength and peace that could not be deeply shaken by the shortcomings of others or by any calamity not of our own making.


4.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... making a better practical use of it.   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
Nothing will help the man who is off on a spiritual tangent so much as the wife who adopts a sane spiritual program, making a better practical use of it.


5.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... making a five-dollar investment to fix a ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, pp.162-163  
I felt especially virtuous as I thought of all the ex-drunks who wouldn't even send the Foundation a dollar apiece, and here I was gladly making a five-dollar investment to fix a hangover.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... making a life business of winning fame, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
We have seen that we were prodded by unreasonable fears or anxieties into making a life business of winning fame, money, and what we thought was leadership.


7.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... making a list of all the people ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
These were some of the ways in which fear conspired with pride to hinder our making a list of all the people we had harmed.


8.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... making a normal drinker out of an ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing as making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic.


9.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... making a scene should I be called ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
Many mornings I have gone to classes, and even though fully prepared, would turn and walk back to the fraternity house because of my jitters, not daring to enter the classroom for fear of making a scene should I be called on for recitation.


10.
View STEP NINE essay   ... making amends.   12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
That will arise in the occasional situation where to make a full revelation would seriously harm the one to whom we are making amends.


11.
View STEP NINE essay   ... making amends that we don't care what ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Are we going to be so rigidly righteous about making amends that we don't care what happens to the family and home?


12.
View STEP NINE essay   ... making amends, we may enjoy such a ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
After taking this preliminary trial at making amends, we may enjoy such a sense of relief that we conclude our task is finished.


13.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... making an inventory, will need to determine ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Human beings are never quite alike, so each of us, when making an inventory, will need to determine what his individual character defects are.


14.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... making as much money as ever.   12&12 Tradition Two, pp.136-137  
I thought of a few of my alcoholic friends, who were making as much money as ever.


15.
View STEP NINE essay   ... making certain kinds of direct amends from ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
Most of us begin making certain kinds of direct amends from the day we join Alcoholics Anonymous.


16.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... making demands upon God to give it ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We discover that we do receive guidance for our lives to just about the extent that we stop making demands upon God to give it to us on order and on our terms.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... making demands upon ourselves or upon others ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Pride lures us into making demands upon ourselves or upon others which cannot be met without perverting or misusing our God-given instincts.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... making direct amends to those concerned, except ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We followed this up in Step Nine by making direct amends to those concerned, except when it would injure them or other people.


19.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... making disobedience a virtue!"   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
At this juncture, we can hear a churchman exclaim, "They are making disobedience a virtue!"


20.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... making financial independence part of its tradition, ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
They pointed out that the irresponsible had become responsible, and that by making financial independence part of its tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous had revived an ideal that its era had almost forgotten.


21.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... making foolish, perhaps tragic, blunders in this ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Surely, then, a novice ought not lay himself open to the chance of making foolish, perhaps tragic, blunders in this fashion.


22.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... making friendly little jokes about an alcoholic's ...   BB To Employers, p.145  
One instance comes to mind in which a malicious individual was always making friendly little jokes about an alcoholic's drinking exploits.


23.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... making good to the wife or parents ...   BB Into Action, p.82  
But he is yet a long way from making good to the wife or parents whom for years he has so shockingly treated.


24.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... making heavy going of life.   BB We Agnostics, pp.50-51  
Once confused and baffled by the seeming futility of existence, they show the underlying reasons why they were making heavy going of life.


25.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... making honesty, tolerance, and true love of ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
We never thought of making honesty, tolerance, and true love of man and God the daily basis of living.


26.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... making it possible.   12&12 Tradition Eight, pp.168-169  
She was not professionalizing the Twelfth Step; she was just making it possible.


27.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... making it possible for him to be ...   BB Working With Others, p.96  
You will be making it possible for him to be insincere.


28.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... making me resolve that when I was ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
This had the effect of making me resolve that when I was free from parental domination, I would never again darken the doors of a church.


29.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... making money.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
All around you these drunks are getting well and making money.


30.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... "making money out of A.A."   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Caretakers who swept floors, cooks who fried hamburgers, secretaries in offices, authors writing books -- all these we have seen hotly assailed because they were, as their critics angrily remarked, "making money out of A.A."


31.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... "making money out of A.A."   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
They weren't asked to speak at A.A. meetings because they were "making money out of A.A."


32.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... making money out of A.A.!"   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
More often than not, these onslaughts were spearheaded by the cry "Professionalism! That guy is making money out of A.A.!"


33.
View STEP TEN essay   ... making, of course, any amends still neglected.   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
Here we need only recognize that we did act or think badly, try to visualize how we might have done better, and resolve with God's help to carry these lessons over into tomorrow, making, of course, any amends still neglected.


34.
View STEP NINE essay   ... making of direct amends divides those we ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
After we have made the list of people we have harmed, have reflected carefully upon each instance, and have tried to possess ourselves of the right attitude in which to proceed, we will see that the making of direct amends divides those we should approach into several classes.


35.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... making our review we ask God's forgiveness ...   BB Into Action, p.86  
After making our review we ask God's forgiveness and inquire what corrective measures should be taken.


36.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... making ready to receive this gift lies ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
A.A.'s manner of making ready to receive this gift lies in the practice of the Twelve Steps in our program.


37.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... making restitution to others is paramount, it ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
While the purpose of making restitution to others is paramount, it is equally necessary that we extricate from an examination of our personal relations every bit of information about ourselves and our fundamental difficulties that we can.


38.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... making several trips to the hospital meantime.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
He tried to regulate his drinking for a while, making several trips to the hospital meantime.


39.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... making specific requests, it will be well ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Even so, when making specific requests, it will be well to add to each one of them this qualification: "...if it be Thy will."


40.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... making speeches, frequenting men's gathering places of ...   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He entered a political campaign, making speeches, frequenting men's gathering places of all sorts, often staying up all night.


41.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... making sure we were ready; that we ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
We thought well before taking this step making sure we were ready; that we could at last abandon ourselves utterly to Him.


42.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... making the approach has had the same ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
That the man who is making the approach has had the same difficulty, that he obviously knows what he is talking about, that his whole deportment shouts at the new prospect that he is a man with a real answer, that he has no attitude of Holier Than Thou, nothing whatever except the sincere desire to be helpful; that there are no fees to pay, no axes to grind, no people to please, no lectures to be endured -- these are the conditions we have found most effective.


43.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... making their resolutions; most of them within ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Some will be drunk the day after making their resolutions; most of them within a few weeks.


44.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... making too hard work of a simple ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
I had no trouble refusing drinks, and began to wonder if I had not been making too hard work of a simple matter.


45.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... making unreasonable demands upon ourselves, upon others, ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We now clearly see that we have been making unreasonable demands upon ourselves, upon others, and upon God.


46.
View STEP TEN essay   ... making unreasonable demands upon those we love.   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
We can try to stop making unreasonable demands upon those we love.


47.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... making us feel heroic.   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
War fever ran high in the New England town to which we new, young officers from Plattsburg were assigned, and we were flattered when the first citizens took us to their homes, making us feel heroic.


48.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... making your second visit to a man.   BB Working With Others, p.96  
Suppose now you are making your second visit to a man.


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