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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   ... myself?  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
Should I kill myself?


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself.  BB Bill's Story, p.10  
I had always believed in a Power greater than myself.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself.  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
It was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself.


4.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself.  BB Bill's Story, pp.12-13  
But soon the sense of His presence had been blotted out by worldly clamors, mostly those within myself.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... myself.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
This process snuffed out the last flicker of conviction that I could do the job myself.


6.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... myself?"  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
"Do I now believe, or am I even willing to believe, that there is a Power greater than myself?"


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... myself!  BB To Employers, p.137  
What irony -- I became an alcoholic myself!


8.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... myself.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
This resolution I kept steadfastly for the next forty years, except when circumstances made it seem unwise to absent myself.


9.
View STEP TWO essay   ... myself.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Looking back, I find that I took it piecemeal myself.


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... myself?"  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Now willing to commence the search for his own defects, he will ask, "Just how do I go about this? How do I take inventory of myself?"


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... myself?  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Or did I insist that I was the pursued and not the pursuer, and thus absolve myself?


12.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... myself.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
"Our office staff," Bill says, "consisted of two people: one devoted secretary and myself.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself a leader, for had not the ...  BB Bill's Story, p.1  
I fancied myself a leader, for had not the men of my battery given me a special token of appreciation?


14.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... myself against a possible slip.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
4. Because every time I do it I take out a little more insurance for myself against a possible slip.


15.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... myself alcoholic and if I were really ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
They grinned, which I didn't like so much, and then asked me if I thought myself alcoholic and if I were really licked this time.


16.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself and my abilities, of my capacity ...  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
I, who had thought so well of myself and my abilities, of my capacity to surmount obstacles, was cornered at last.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... myself and play the big shot?  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Did I overvalue myself and play the big shot?


18.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... myself at least a dozen times in ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
By this time I was beginning to pay very dearly physically and, in hope of relief, voluntarily incarcerated myself at least a dozen times in one of the local sanitariums.


19.
View STEP TWO essay   ... myself, but I certainly have that belief ...  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
I can't say upon what occasion or upon what day I came to believe in a Power greater than myself, but I certainly have that belief now.


20.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself, except as my requests bore on ...  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
Never was I to pray for myself, except as my requests bore on my usefulness to others.


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself for a weakling.  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
Again I swayed dizzily before an open window, or the medicine cabinet where there was poison, cursing myself for a weakling.


22.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself, he had admitted complete defeat.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Like myself, he had admitted complete defeat.


23.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself how it happened.  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
In no time I was beating on the bar asking myself how it happened.


24.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... myself I am nothing, the Father doeth ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
But now the words "Of myself I am nothing, the Father doeth the works" began to carry bright promise and meaning.


25.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself, I had adopted those parts which ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
For myself, I had adopted those parts which seemed convenient and not too difficult; the rest I disregarded.


26.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself I was nothing; that without Him ...  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I admitted for the first time that of myself I was nothing; that without Him I was lost.


27.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself I would manage better next time, ...  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
As the whisky rose to my head I told myself I would manage better next time, but I might as well get good and drunk then.


28.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself now, I fared forth in high ...  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
Understanding myself now, I fared forth in high hope.


29.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... myself satisfactory to the faculty, both in ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
This I did, and proved myself satisfactory to the faculty, both in deportment and scholastically.


30.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... myself serenely to self-discipline.  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
These are the sort of fundamental inquiries that can disclose the source of my discomfort and indicate whether I may be able to alter my own conduct and so adjust myself serenely to self-discipline.


31.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... myself so creditably that I was able ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
I conducted myself so creditably that I was able to secure a much coveted internship in a western city, where I spent two years.


32.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... myself so I then checked out.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
I did not want to disgrace myself so I then checked out.


33.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... myself to believe that though I once ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
I used to get terribly upset when I saw my friends drink and knew I could not, but I schooled myself to believe that though I once had the same privilege, I had abused it so frightfully that it was withdrawn.


34.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... myself to feel that I had known ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
I talked with him for some time, but was not able to bring myself to feel that I had known him before.


35.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself to God, as I then understood ...  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
There I humbly offered myself to God, as I then understood Him, to do with me as He would.


36.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... myself to Thee -- to build with me ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
Many of us said to our Maker, as we understood Him: "God, I offer myself to Thee -- to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt.


37.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... myself to what extent have my own ...  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
I can ask myself to what extent have my own mistakes fed my gnawing anxieties.


38.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... myself unreservedly under His care and direction.  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I placed myself unreservedly under His care and direction.


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