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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... ours.  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
We see that these expressions refer to people whose reactions are very different from ours.


2.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... ours.  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
We are greatly indebted to the doctor in attendance there, for he, although it might prejudice his own work, has told us of his belief in ours.


3.
View STEP TEN essay   ... ours.  12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
As an insurance against "big-shot-ism" we can often check ourselves by remembering that we are today sober only by the grace of God and that any success we may be having is far more His success than ours.


4.
View STEP THREE essay   ... ours alone.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
We'll listen politely to those who would advise us, but all the decisions are to be ours alone.


5.
View STEP TEN essay   ... ours, and an equal willingness to forgive ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
In all these situations we need self-restraint, honest analysis of what is involved, a willingness to admit when the fault is ours, and an equal willingness to forgive when the fault is elsewhere.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... ours are not.  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Unreasonable fear that our instincts will not be satisfied drives us to covet the possessions of others, to lust for sex and power, to become angry when our instinctive demands are threatened, to be envious when the ambitions of others seem to be realized while ours are not.


7.
View STEP TWO essay   ... ours for the thinking.  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Since we were brighter than most folks (so we thought), the spoils of victory would be ours for the thinking.


8.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... ours has made more material progress in ...  BB We Agnostics, p.51  
This world of ours has made more material progress in the last century than in all the millenniums which went before.


9.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... ours, not the other man's.  BB How It Works, p.67  
The inventory was ours, not the other man's.


10.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... ours were.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
That may be true of certain nonalcoholic people who, though drinking foolishly and heavily at the present time, are able to stop or moderate, because their brains and bodies have not been damaged as ours were.


11.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... ours what religious bodies our members identify ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
We think it no concern of ours what religious bodies our members identify themselves with as individuals.


12.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... ours who were often doing thankless tasks ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Ignoring the fact that these labors were not Twelfth Step jobs at all, the critics attacked as A.A. professionals these workers of ours who were often doing thankless tasks that no one else could or would do.


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