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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 STEP THREE essay   ... open.   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
All we need is a key, and the decision to swing the door open.


2.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... open.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, pp.184-185  
Between these lines, it is easy to read our fear that large numbers of incoming people might break our anonymity wide open.


3.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... open and honest sharing of our terrible ...   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
This feeling of being at one with God and man, this emerging from isolation through the open and honest sharing of our terrible burden of guilt, brings us to a resting place where we may prepare ourselves for the following Steps toward a full and meaningful sobriety.


4.
View STEP SIX essay   ... open end we have left.   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
Let's dispose of what appears to be a hazardous open end we have left.


5.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... open invitation to a drunk on a ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Even more important, an empty club couldn't answer its telephone, but it was an open invitation to a drunk on a binge who possessed a spare key.


6.
View STEP THREE essay   ... open it some more.   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Once we have placed the key of willingness in the lock and have the door ever so slightly open, we find that we can always open it some more.


7.
View STEP TWO essay   ... open mind.   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Third, all you really need is a truly open mind.


8.
View STEP TWO essay   ... open mind."   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Again I say, all you need is the open mind."


9.
View STEP TWO essay   ... open mind.   12&12 Step Two, pp.26-27  
Time after time, my instructors held up to me the basic principle of all scientific progress: search and research, again and again, always with the open mind.


10.
View STEP TWO essay   ... open mind can lead us to faith, ...   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
True humility and an open mind can lead us to faith, and every A.A. meeting is an assurance that God will restore us to sanity if we rightly relate ourselves to Him.


11.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... open minded on spiritual matters as we ...   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Faced with alcoholic destruction, we soon became as open minded on spiritual matters as we had tried to be on other questions.


12.
View STEP ONE essay   ... open-minded to conviction and as willing to ...   12&12 Step One, p.24  
Then, and only then, do we become as open-minded to conviction and as willing to listen as the dying can be.


13.
View STEP SIX essay   ... open-mindedness.   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
If we would gain any real advantage in the use of this Step on problems other than alcohol, we shall need to make a brand new venture into open-mindedness.


14.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... open mindedness are the essentials of recovery.   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
Willingness, honesty and open mindedness are the essentials of recovery.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... open the channel so that where there ...   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.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... open to being branded fanatics or religious ...   BB Into Action, p.77  
Why lay ourselves open to being branded fanatics or religious bores?


17.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... open to interested friends and the public, ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Consequently, many groups began to hold meetings which were open to interested friends and the public, so that the average citizen could see for himself just what A.A. was all about.


18.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... open to the chance of making foolish, ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Surely, then, a novice ought not lay himself open to the chance of making foolish, perhaps tragic, blunders in this fashion.


19.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... open to the immense values which have ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
Our eyes begin to open to the immense values which have come straight out of painful ego-puncturing.


20.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... open, we believe, to all men.   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
It is open, we believe, to all men.


21.
View STEP THREE essay   ... open, we find that we can always ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Once we have placed the key of willingness in the lock and have the door ever so slightly open, we find that we can always open it some more.


22.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... open, we will be gratified with the ...   BB Into Action, p.78  
If our manner is calm, frank, and open, we will be gratified with the result.


23.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... open window, or the medicine cabinet where ...   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.


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... open with wonder as they move from ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast received back into his community in full citizenship, and above all to watch these people awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives -- these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.'s message to the next alcoholic.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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