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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... pity.  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
No words can tell of the loneliness and despair I found in that bitter morass of self-pity.


2.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... pity?  BB How It Works, p.62  
Whatever our protestations, are not most of us concerned with ourselves, our resentments, or our self-pity?


3.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... pity.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
The bleeding deacon is one who is just as surely convinced that the group cannot get along without him, who constantly connives for reelection to office, and who continues to be consumed with self-pity.


4.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... pity.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
Remembering some of my own, my heart filled with pity.


5.
View CONTENTS   ... pity, and depression.  12&12 Contents (Step Four), p.6  
Common symptoms of emotional insecurity are worry, anger, self-pity, and depression.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... pity, and depression.  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
The most common symptoms of emotional insecurity are worry, anger, self-pity, and depression.


7.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... pity, and hurt feelings, it was probable ...  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Because we were still bothered by fear, self-pity, and hurt feelings, it was probable we couldn't appraise ourselves fairly at all.


8.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... pity, and patience that we would cheerfully ...  BB How It Works, p.67  
We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... pity and resentment.  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
I was not too well at the time, and was plagued by waves of self-pity and resentment.


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... pity, and unwarranted pride.  12&12 Step Four, p.47  
But in A.A. we slowly learned that something had to be done about our vengeful resentments, self-pity, and unwarranted pride.


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives.  BB Into Action, p.86  
Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives.


12.
View CONTENTS   ... pity, hurt pride -- all led to the ...  12&12 Contents (Step Ten), p.8  
Anger, resentments, jealously, envy, self-pity, hurt pride -- all led to the bottle.


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... pity made them killjoys.  BB To Wives, p.105  
If, on the other hand, they took nothing, their self-pity made them killjoys.


14.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... pity, misunderstanding and fear.  BB To Wives, p.104  
We have had long rendezvous with hurt pride, frustration, self-pity, misunderstanding and fear.


15.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... pity oozing from every pore, and inflict ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
What happens when we wallow in depression, self-pity oozing from every pore, and inflict that upon those about us?


16.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... pity or delusions of personal grandeur.  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
All of us saw, for example, that we lacked honesty and tolerance, that we were beset at times by attacks of self-pity or delusions of personal grandeur.


17.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... pity, or foolish decisions.  BB Into Action, p.88  
We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions.


18.
View STEP TEN essay   ... pity, or hurt pride -- did the same ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
Other kinds of disturbances -- jealousy, envy, self-pity, or hurt pride -- did the same thing.


19.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... pity, self-justification or resentful criticism.  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
These family talks will be constructive if they can be carried on without heated argument, self-pity, self-justification or resentful criticism.


20.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... pity, vanity and all the things which ...  BB To Wives, p.116  
We wives found that, like everybody else, we were afflicted with pride, self-pity, vanity and all the things which go to make up the self-centered person; and we were not above selfishness or dishonesty.


21.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... pity, we step on the toes of ...  BB How It Works, p.62  
Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate.


22.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... pity will disappear.  BB Into Action, p.84  
That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.


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