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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 INTO ACTION chapter   ... meditation.  BB Into Action, p.85  
Step Eleven suggests prayer and meditation.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... meditation.  BB Into Action, p.87  
If circumstances warrant, we ask our wives or friends to join us in morning meditation.


3.
View STEP TEN essay   ... meditation.  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Many of us also like the experience of an occasional retreat from the outside world where we can quiet down for an undisturbed day or so of self-overhaul and meditation.


4.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Prayer is the raising of the heart and mind to God -- and in this sense it includes meditation.


5.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation?  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
And how does it fit in with meditation?


6.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
If at these points our emotional disturbance happens to be great, we will more surely keep our balance, provided we remember, and repeat to ourselves, a particular prayer or phrase that has appealed to us in our reading or meditation.


7.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... meditation?"  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
A quizzical smile on his lips, he said, "Have you fellows had your morning meditation?"


8.
View CONTENTS   ... meditation and prayer.  12&12 Contents (Step Eleven), p.8  
Connection between self-examination and meditation and prayer.


9.
View CONTENTS   ... meditation and prayer.  12&12 Contents (Step Eleven), p.8  
Rewards of meditation and prayer.


10.
View STEP ONE essay   ... meditation and prayer?  12&12 Step One, p.24  
Who cares anything about a Higher Power, let alone meditation and prayer?


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation and prayer.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
Of course we finally did experiment, and when unexpected results followed, we felt different; in fact we knew different; and so we were sold on meditation and prayer.


12.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation, and prayer.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation, and prayer.


13.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation and prayer across the centuries is, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
The actual experience of meditation and prayer across the centuries is, of course, immense.


14.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation and prayer as obstinately as the ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
But we recoiled from meditation and prayer as obstinately as the scientist who refused to perform a certain experiment lest it prove his pet theory wrong.


15.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation and prayer as something not really ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
So it isn't surprising that we often tend to slight serious meditation and prayer as something not really necessary.


16.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation and prayer is the sense of ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us.


17.
View CONTENTS   Meditation and prayer main channels to Higher ...  12&12 Contents (Step Eleven), p.8  
Meditation and prayer main channels to Higher Power.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... meditation and prayer, we found, did open ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The persistent use of meditation and prayer, we found, did open the channel so that where there had been a trickle, there now was a river which led to sure power and safe guidance from God as we were increasingly better able to understand Him.


19.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation and prayer, we likewise deprive our ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
And when we turn away from meditation and prayer, we likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our intuitions of vitally needed support.


20.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... meditation and then they can take part ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
When this happens, they can be invited to join in morning meditation and then they can take part in the daily discussion without rancor or bias.


21.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation are our principal means of conscious ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
Prayer and meditation are our principal means of conscious contact with God.


22.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation, debate has no place.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
For in meditation, debate has no place.


23.
View CONTENTS   Meditation has no boundaries.  12&12 Contents (Step Eleven), p.8  
Meditation has no boundaries.


24.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation is in reality intensely practical.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
And let's always remember that meditation is in reality intensely practical.


25.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation is like that, too; it helps ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Well, meditation is like that, too; it helps to envision our spiritual objective before we try to move toward it.


26.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Meditation is our step out into the ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
Meditation is our step out into the sun.


27.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Meditation is something which can always be ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
Meditation is something which can always be further developed.


28.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation, perhaps our very first attempt at ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
This much could be a fragment of what is called meditation, perhaps our very first attempt at a mood, a flier into the realm of spirit, if you like.


29.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... meditation that our Creator show us the ...  BB Into Action, p.83  
So we clean house with the family, asking each morning in meditation that our Creator show us the way of patience, tolerance, kindliness and love.


30.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... meditation to improve our conscious contact with ...  BB How It Works, p.59  
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.


31.
View CONTENTS   ... meditation to improve our conscious contact with ...  12&12 Contents (Step Eleven), p.8  
Step Eleven -- "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."


32.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation to improve our conscious contact with ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."


33.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... meditation, we ask God what we should ...  BB How It Works, p.69  
In meditation, we ask God what we should do about each specific matter.


34.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation, we might now reread this prayer ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
As beginners in meditation, we might now reread this prayer several times very slowly, savoring every word and trying to take in the deep meaning of each phrase and idea.


35.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... meditation what you can do each day ...  BB A Vision For You, p.164  
Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick.


36.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meditation will return to the practice of ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
It is to be hoped that every A.A. who has a religious connection which emphasizes meditation will return to the practice of that devotion as never before.


37.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... meditation with a prayer that we be ...  BB Into Action, p.87  
We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems.


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