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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 INTO ACTION chapter   ... peace.  BB Into Action, pp.83-84  
We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... peace.  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
Whenever a human being becomes a battleground for the instincts, there can be no peace.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... peace.  12&12 Step Four, p.47  
We had to drink because our nation had won a war or lost a peace.


4.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... peace and ease.  BB Into Action, p.75  
We can be alone at perfect peace and ease.


5.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... peace and harmony, what was to become ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
If strong people were stalemated in the search for peace and harmony, what was to become of our erratic band of alcoholics?


6.
View STEP THREE essay   ... peace and less brotherhood than before.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
The sum of all this mighty effort is less peace and less brotherhood than before.


7.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... peace and serenity as I had never ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
There was a sense of victory, followed by such a peace and serenity as I had never known.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... peace, and so we listed the people ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We had to begin to make our peace, and so we listed the people we had harmed and became willing to set things right.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... peace, and usefulness, in a way of ...  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
I was to know happiness, peace, and usefulness, in a way of life that is incredibly more wonderful as time passes.


10.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... peace, happiness, and sense of direction flowed ...  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
In the face of collapse and despair, in the face of the total failure of their human resources, they found that a new power, peace, happiness, and sense of direction flowed into them.


11.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... peace is a priceless gift.  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
To those of us who have hitherto known only excitement, depression, or anxiety -- in other words, to all of us -- this newfound peace is a priceless gift.


12.
View CONTENTS   ... peace of mind.  12&12 Contents (Step Five), p.6  
Step Five is difficult but necessary to sobriety and peace of mind.


13.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... peace of mind.  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
We enjoy moments in which there is something like real peace of mind.


14.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... peace of mind.  12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
If we lie or cheat, we deprive others not only of their worldly goods, but of their emotional security and peace of mind.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... peace of mind, and love of which ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
He finds himself in possession of a degree of honesty, tolerance, unselfishness, peace of mind, and love of which he had thought himself quite incapable.


16.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... peace of mind, as we discovered we ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter.


17.
View STEP NINE essay   ... peace of mind at the expense of ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
While we may be quite willing to reveal the very worst, we must be sure to remember that we cannot buy our own peace of mind at the expense of others.


18.
View CONTENTS   Peace of mind cannot be bought at ...  12&12 Contents (Step Nine), p.7  
Peace of mind cannot be bought at the expense of others.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... peace of mind in a sorely troubled ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
In Step Eleven we saw that if a Higher Power had restored us to sanity and had enabled us to live with some peace of mind in a sorely troubled world, then such a Higher Power was worth knowing better, by as direct contact as possible.


20.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... peace of mind than this one.  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
But scarcely any Step is more necessary to longtime sobriety and peace of mind than this one.


21.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... peace of mind which can stand firm ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
And they have increasingly found a peace of mind which can stand firm in the face of difficult circumstances.


22.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... peace of mind will still elude him; ...  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
By now the newcomer has probably arrived at the following conclusions: that his character defects, representing instincts gone astray, have been the primary cause of his drinking and his failure at life; that unless he is now willing to work hard at the elimination of the worst of these defects, both sobriety and peace of mind will still elude him; that all the faulty foundation of his life will have to be torn out and built anew on bedrock.


23.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... peace on earth and good will to ...  BB Bill's Story, p.16  
Each day my friend's simple talk in our kitchen multiplies itself in a widening circle of peace on earth and good will to men.


24.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... peace, partnership, and brotherhood with all men ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
Learning how to live in the greatest peace, partnership, and brotherhood with all men and women, of whatever description, is a moving and fascinating adventure.


25.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... peace that could not be deeply shaken ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
These were the new attitudes that finally brought many of us an inner strength and peace that could not be deeply shaken by the shortcomings of others or by any calamity not of our own making.


26.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... peace -- that where there is hatred, I ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


27.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... peace was to be had unless we ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
Therefore, no peace was to be had unless we could find a means of reducing these demands.


28.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... peace with himself and with his fellows.  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
Each of us would like to live at peace with himself and with his fellows.


29.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... peace with ourselves and show others who ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
When, with God's help, we calmly accepted our lot, then we found we could live at peace with ourselves and show others who still suffered the same fears that they could get over them, too.


30.
View STEP TEN essay   ... peace with ourselves, the conviction follows that ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
When our inventory is carefully taken, and we have made peace with ourselves, the conviction follows that tomorrow's challenges can be met as they come.


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