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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 TO WIVES chapter   ... mean a great deal.  BB To Wives, p.113  
If he is enthusiastic your cooperation will mean a great deal.


2.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... mean a night of futile tossing around ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
This would lessen my chances of smuggling some home that evening, which in turn would mean a night of futile tossing around in bed followed by a morning of unbearable jitters.


3.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... mean an A.A. won't take advice or ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
This doesn't mean an A.A. won't take advice or suggestions from more experienced members, but he surely won't take orders.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... mean business, there is no doubt you ...  BB To Employers, p.147  
If you are sure he doesn't mean business, there is no doubt you should discharge him.


5.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... mean by "self-forgetting," and how did he ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
What did he mean by "self-forgetting," and how did he propose to accomplish that?


6.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... mean by that, and just what do ...  BB How It Works, p.60  
Just what do we mean by that, and just what do we do?


7.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... mean, egotistical, selfish and dishonest.  BB How It Works, p.61  
On the other hand, he may be mean, egotistical, selfish and dishonest.


8.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... mean heartache.  BB How It Works, p.70  
It quiets the imperious urge, when to yield would mean heartache.


9.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... mean it, or didn't you?"  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
Relentlessly, Ed went on, "When you guys wrote that sentence, did you mean it, or didn't you?"


10.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... mean it, or down inside does he ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
If he says yes, does he really mean it, or down inside does he think he is fooling you, and that after rest and treatment he will be able to get away with a few drinks now and then?


11.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... mean just as much to uncounted alcoholics ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
A.A. can, of course, mean just as much to uncounted alcoholics not yet reached.


12.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... mean little.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
As laymen, our opinion as to its soundness may, of course, mean little.


13.
View FOREWORD   ... mean more than sobriety for problem drinkers.  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
They think that the Twelve Steps can mean more than sobriety for problem drinkers.


14.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... mean, no organization?"  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Scanning this puzzler, people say, "What do they mean, no organization?"


15.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... mean ruin, particularly to a person in ...  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
He trembled as he went about, for this might mean ruin, particularly to a person in his line of business.


16.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... mean sharing your money and your home, ...  BB Working With Others, p.97  
It may mean sharing your money and your home, counseling frantic wives and relatives, innumerable trips to police courts, sanitariums, hospitals, jails and asylums.


17.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... mean," some will anxiously ask, "that in ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
"Does this mean," some will anxiously ask, "that in A.A. the individual doesn't count for much? Is he to be dominated by his group and swallowed up in it?"


18.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... mean something at last.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
Life will mean something at last.


19.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... mean that the members of Alcoholics Anonymous, ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Nor does it mean that the members of Alcoholics Anonymous, now restored as citizens of the world, are going to back away from their individual responsibilities to act as they see the right upon issues of our time.


20.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... mean that we disregard human health measures.  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
But this does not mean that we disregard human health measures.


21.
View STEP SIX essay   ... mean that we expect all our character ...  12&12 Step Six, p.65  
This does not mean that we expect all our character defects to be lifted out of us as the drive to drink was.


22.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... mean that we had yet acquired much ...  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
But while this was a humiliating experience, it didn't necessarily mean that we had yet acquired much actual humility.


23.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... mean that we have admitted to God, ...  BB Into Action, p.72  
This requires action on our part, which, when completed, will mean that we have admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our defects.


24.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... mean that you have to agree with ...  BB To Wives, p.117  
We do not mean that you have to agree with your husband whenever there is an honest difference of opinion.


25.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... mean the loss of many nights' sleep, ...  BB Working With Others, p.97  
It may mean the loss of many nights' sleep, great interference with your pleasures, interruptions to your business.


26.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... mean the nourishing ingredient which can give ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
Where humility had formerly stood for a forced feeding on humble pie, it now begins to mean the nourishing ingredient which can give us serenity.


27.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... mean the only reason you are here ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"Still dubious, he demanded, 'Do you really mean the only reason you are here is to try and help me and to help yourself?'


28.
View CONTENTS   ... mean to us?  12&12 Contents (Step Seven), p.7  
What can it mean to us?


29.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... mean to us.  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Since this Step so specifically concerns itself with humility, we should pause here to consider what humility is and what the practice of it can mean to us.


30.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... mean to you.  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you.


31.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... mean we are going to get drunk?  BB How It Works, p.70  
Does this mean we are going to get drunk?


32.
View STEP TEN essay   ... mean we need to wander morbidly around ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
This doesn't mean we need to wander morbidly around in the past.


33.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... mean when we say that we have ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
We might next ask ourselves what we mean when we say that we have "harmed" other people.


34.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... mean when you talk about a 'spiritual ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
"What do you mean when you talk about a 'spiritual awakening'?" they ask.


35.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... mean your own conception of God.  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
When, therefore, we speak to you of God, we mean your own conception of God.


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