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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 EMPLOYERS chapter   ... natural annoyance that a man could be ...   BB To Employers, p.139  
When dealing with an alcoholic, there may be a natural annoyance that a man could be so weak, stupid and irresponsible.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... natural assets, the instincts, have turned into ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
When that happens, our great natural assets, the instincts, have turned into physical and mental liabilities.


3.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... natural at the point where nature comes ...   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
Edward Dowling, S.J.,(*) of the Queen's Work staff, says, "Alcoholics Anonymous is natural; it is natural at the point where nature comes closest to the supernatural, namely in humiliations and in consequent humility.


4.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... natural, but let us think a little ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
That was natural, but let us think a little more closely.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... natural desires cause him great trouble, practically ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
When thus out of joint, man's natural desires cause him great trouble, practically all the trouble there is.


6.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... natural desires for personal distinction as A.A. ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Moved by the spirit of anonymity, we try to give up our natural desires for personal distinction as A.A. members both among fellow alcoholics and before the general public.


7.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... natural desires have warped us.   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
We want to find exactly how, when, and where our natural desires have warped us.


8.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... natural desires is the main object of ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Nor do we enter into debate with the many who still so passionately cling to the belief that to satisfy our basic natural desires is the main object of life.


9.
View STEP SIX essay   ... natural desires, it isn't strange that we ...   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
Since most of us are born with an abundance of natural desires, it isn't strange that we often let these far exceed their intended purpose.


10.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... natural desires . . . they all deflate our egos.   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
All of A.A.'s Twelve Steps ask us to go contrary to our natural desires . . . they all deflate our egos.


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... natural disposition is inclined to self-righteousness or ...   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
If, however, our natural disposition is inclined to self-righteousness or grandiosity, our reaction will be just the opposite.


12.
View STEP SIX essay   ... natural drives.   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
So far as we know, it is nowhere on the record that God has completely removed from any human being all his natural drives.


13.
View STEP ONE essay   ... natural instinct cries out against the idea ...   12&12 Step One, p.21  
Every natural instinct cries out against the idea of personal powerlessness.


14.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... natural; it is natural at the point ...   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
Edward Dowling, S.J.,(*) of the Queen's Work staff, says, "Alcoholics Anonymous is natural; it is natural at the point where nature comes closest to the supernatural, namely in humiliations and in consequent humility.


15.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... natural that was, since most alcoholics are ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
How natural that was, since most alcoholics are bankrupt idealists.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... natural that we were sensitive.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
And considering the rough deal life had given us, we felt it perfectly natural that we were sensitive.


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... natural thing in the world, once his ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
It is the most natural thing in the world, once his liquor problem is solved, to feel that he will now measure up to that cherished vision.


18.
View STEP NINE essay   ... natural way.   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
These conversations can begin in a casual or natural way.


19.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


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