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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 TWELVE essay   ... permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


2.
View STEP TEN essay   ... permanent assets we shall seek.   12&12 Step Ten, p.95  
An honest regret for harms done, a genuine gratitude for blessings received, and a willingness to try for better things tomorrow will be the permanent assets we shall seek.


3.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... permanent brain injury.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
Following the elimination of alcohol, there was found to be no permanent brain injury.


4.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... permanent effect unless at once followed by ...   BB How It Works, p.64  
Though our decision was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us.


5.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... permanent leadership of A.A.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
They become the real and permanent leadership of A.A.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Permanent marriage breakups and separations, however, are ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
Permanent marriage breakups and separations, however, are unusual in A.A.


7.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... permanent recovery.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
It also indicated that strenuous work, one alcoholic with another, was vital to permanent recovery.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... permanent sobriety and a contented, useful life.   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
More sobriety brought about by the admission of alcoholism and by attendance at a few meetings is very good indeed, but it is bound to be a far cry from permanent sobriety and a contented, useful life.


9.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... permanent sobriety, June 10, 1935.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
The birth of our Society dates from his first day of permanent sobriety, June 10, 1935.


10.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... permanent unity.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
Therefore, no society of men and women ever had a more urgent need for continuous effectiveness and permanent unity.


11.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... permanent values, this blindness to the true ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
This lack of anchorage to any permanent values, this blindness to the true purpose of our lives, produced another bad result.


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