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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 TRADITION THREE essay   ... possibly be.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
A power driver, this one, and brash as any salesman could possibly be.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... possibly be substitutes.  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.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... possibly can.  BB To Wives, p.117  
Go along with your husband if you possibly can.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... possibly can.  BB To Wives, p.119  
You should join in his efforts as much as you possibly can.


5.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... possibly have.  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
If that degree of humility could enable us to find the grace by which such a deadly obsession could be banished, then there must be hope of the same result respecting any other problem we could possibly have.


6.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... possibly have been obtained through all the ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
It resulted in more favorable publicity of Alcoholics Anonymous than could possibly have been obtained through all the arts and abilities of A.A.'s best press agents.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... possibly have had any power.  BB To Wives, p.118  
At such moments we forget that alcoholism is an illness over which we could not possibly have had any power.


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... possibly he can -- if he is not ...  BB Working With Others, p.92  
If he sticks to the idea that he can still control his drinking, tell him that possibly he can -- if he is not too alcoholic.


9.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... possibly joined A.A. at all, so great ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
If all those rules had been in effect everywhere, nobody could have possibly joined A.A. at all, so great was the sum of our anxiety and fear.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... possibly make a public statement exonerating his ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
How could he possibly make a public statement exonerating his rival?


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... possibly make right.  BB Into Action, p.80  
He felt that he had done a wrong he could not possibly make right.


12.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... possibly meet our incessant demands.  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
If we lean too heavily on people, they will sooner or later fail us, for they are human, too, and cannot possibly meet our incessant demands.


13.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... possibly place their common welfare first? What ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
"How," they ask, "can such a crowd of anarchists function at all? How can they possibly place their common welfare first? What in Heaven's name holds them together?"


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... possibly realize how serious my situation was.  BB To Employers, p.141  
I know, in my own particular case, that nothing my company could have done would have stopped me for, so long as I was able to hold my position, I could not possibly realize how serious my situation was.


15.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... possibly summon the resolution and the willingness ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
How can we possibly summon the resolution and the willingness to get rid of such overwhelming compulsions and desires?


16.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Possibly today will see a continuation of ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Possibly today will see a continuation of a serious and as yet unresolved problem left over from yesterday.


17.
View STEP FIVE essay   Possibly, too, we were still handicapped by ...  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Possibly, too, we were still handicapped by many liabilities, great and small, we never knew we had.


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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