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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 ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... moment.  BB Acceptance, p.417  
When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... moment after rescue from shipwreck when camaraderie, ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
We are like the passengers of a great liner the moment after rescue from shipwreck when camaraderie, joyousness and democracy pervade the vessel from steerage to Captain's table.


3.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... moment an A.A. hired out to such ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
In former days, the moment an A.A. hired out to such enterprises, he was immediately tempted to use the name Alcoholics Anonymous for publicity or money-raising purposes.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... moment he may take your dislike of ...  BB To Wives, p.120  
In a weak moment he may take your dislike of his high-stepping friends as one of those insanely trivial excuses to drink.


5.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... moment I fully accepted them, the effect ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
These were revolutionary and drastic proposals, but the moment I fully accepted them, the effect was electric.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... moment, I had needed and wanted God.  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
For a brief moment, I had needed and wanted God.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... moment I made up my mind to ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
But the moment I made up my mind to go through with the process, I had the curious feeling that my alcoholic condition was relieved, as in fact it proved to be.


8.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... moment I was alarmed, and called my ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
For a moment I was alarmed, and called my friend, the doctor, to ask if I were still sane.


9.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... moment is apt to occur.  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
And when humility and serenity are so combined, something else of great moment is apt to occur.


10.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... moment it determined to reform America's drinking ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
Maybe the society could have survived the abolition controversy, but it didn't have a chance from the moment it determined to reform America's drinking habits.


11.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... moment of his death in 1950.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
He sobered, never to drink again up to the moment of his death in 1950.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... moment, of how that was accomplished.  BB Working With Others, p.91  
But say nothing, for the moment, of how that was accomplished.


13.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... moment of stress.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Just saying it over and over will often enable us to clear a channel choked up with anger, fear, frustration, or misunderstanding, and permit us to return to the surest help of all -- our search for God's will, not our own, in the moment of stress.


14.
View STEP THREE essay   ... moment our mental or emotional independence is ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
But the moment our mental or emotional independence is in question, how differently we behave.


15.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... moment, particularly when some important decision must ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He has a positive genius for getting tight at exactly the wrong moment, particularly when some important decision must be made or engagement kept.


16.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... moment says, "I don't miss it at ...  BB A Vision For You, p.151  
Now and then a serious drinker, being dry at the moment says, "I don't miss it at all. Feel better. Work better. Having a better time."


17.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... moment spent in getting them straightened out.(*)  BB To Employers, p.150  
I have enjoyed every moment spent in getting them straightened out.(*)


18.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... moment that happened, our Fellowship's confidence would ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
The moment that happened, our Fellowship's confidence would be shaken.


19.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... moment that I had an alcoholic mind.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
I knew from that moment that I had an alcoholic mind.


20.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... moment, the benign dictator becomes the chairman ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
At this moment, the benign dictator becomes the chairman of a committee composed of his friends.


21.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... moment the patient is able, while acutely ...  BB To Employers, p.144  
If the book is read the moment the patient is able, while acutely depressed, realization of his condition may come to him.


22.
View STEP TWO essay   ... moment they read Step Two, most A.A. ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
The moment they read Step Two, most A.A. newcomers are confronted with a dilemma, sometimes a serious one.


23.
View STEP THREE essay   ... moment this idea of dependence at the ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Let's examine for a moment this idea of dependence at the level of everyday living.


24.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... moment this Twelfth Step work forms a ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
The moment this Twelfth Step work forms a group, another discovery is made -- that most individuals cannot recover unless there is a group.


25.
View STEP THREE essay   ... moment we again pick up the key ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Though self-will may slam it shut again, as it frequently does, it will always respond the moment we again pick up the key of willingness.


26.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... moment we are trying to put our ...  BB Into Action, p.77  
At the moment we are trying to put our lives in order.


27.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... moment we begin to see truth, justice, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
The moment we catch even a glimpse of God's will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us in purely human affairs.


28.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... moment, we believe, the principle of corporate ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
At that moment, we believe, the principle of corporate poverty was firmly and finally embedded in A.A. tradition.


29.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... moment we catch even a glimpse of ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
The moment we catch even a glimpse of God's will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us in purely human affairs.


30.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... moment we ponder a twisted or broken ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
The moment we ponder a twisted or broken relationship with another person, our emotions go on the defensive.


31.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... moment we quit alcohol.  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
We believe that our one-time good characters will be revived the moment we quit alcohol.


32.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... moment we saw that we had an ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
The moment we saw that we had an answer for alcoholism, it was reasonable (or so it seemed at the time) for us to feel that we might have the answer to a lot of other things.


33.
View STEP SIX essay   ... moment we say, "No, never!" our minds ...  12&12 Step Six, p.69  
The moment we say, "No, never!" our minds close against the grace of God.


34.
View STEP NINE essay   ... moment we tell our families that we ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
The moment we tell our families that we are really going to try the program, the process has begun.


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