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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 DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... practice.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I stayed about town a couple of months more and then returned to resume my practice.


2.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... practice.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
It is the opposite in many ways of usual promotional practice.


3.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... practice a genuine humility.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.566  
It reminds us that we are to place principles before personalities; that we are actually to practice a genuine humility.


4.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... practice a genuine humility.   12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192  
It reminds us that we are to place principles before personalities; that we are actually to practice a genuine humility.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... practice A.A.'s Twelve Steps.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
We know this because we see monotony, pain, and even calamity turned to good use by those who keep on trying to practice A.A.'s Twelve Steps.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... practice all Twelve Steps of the program ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Here we begin to practice all Twelve Steps of the program in our daily lives so that we and those about us may find emotional sobriety.


7.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... practice and humility, they had deluded themselves ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Lacking both practice and humility, they had deluded themselves and were able to justify the most arrant nonsense on the ground that this was what God had told them.


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... practice beneficial.   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
Many of us have noticed a tendency to eat sweets and have found this practice beneficial.


9.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... practice enables us to lend a hand, ...   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
This practice enables us to lend a hand, at the same time avoiding certain alluring distractions of the road, about which any traveling man can inform you.(*)


10.
View STEP TEN essay   ... practice has become grooved, it will be ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Once this healthy practice has become grooved, it will be so interesting and profitable that the time it takes won't be missed.


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... practice, it can be suggested that he ...   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Since Step Four is but the beginning of a lifetime practice, it can be suggested that he first have a look at those personal flaws which are acutely troublesome and fairly obvious.


12.
View STEP TEN essay   ... practice justice and courtesy, perhaps going out ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
With those we dislike we can begin to practice justice and courtesy, perhaps going out of our way to understand and help them.


13.
View FOREWORD   ... practice of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, they have ...   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Many people, nonalcoholics, report that as a result of the practice of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, they have been able to meet other difficulties of life.


14.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... practice of admitting one's defects to another ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
This practice of admitting one's defects to another person is, of course, very ancient.


15.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... practice of it can mean to us.   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Since this Step so specifically concerns itself with humility, we should pause here to consider what humility is and what the practice of it can mean to us.


16.
View STEP THREE essay   ... practice of Step Three.   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
Once we have come into agreement with these ideas, it is really easy to begin the practice of Step Three.


17.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... practice of that devotion as never before.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
It is to be hoped that every A.A. who has a religious connection which emphasizes meditation will return to the practice of that devotion as never before.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... practice of the Twelve Steps in our ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
A.A.'s manner of making ready to receive this gift lies in the practice of the Twelve Steps in our program.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... practice of these principles in all our ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
What about the practice of these principles in all our affairs?


20.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... practice spiritual principles, there is a much ...   BB Working With Others, p.97  
Should they accept and practice spiritual principles, there is a much better chance that the head of the family will recover.


21.
View STEP ONE essay   ... practice the A.A. program unless they have ...   12&12 Step One, p.24  
The answer is that few people will sincerely try to practice the A.A. program unless they have hit bottom.


22.
View STEP TWO essay   ... practice the rest of A.A.'s program as ...   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
To acquire it, I had only to stop fighting and practice the rest of A.A.'s program as enthusiastically as I could.


23.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... practice the very precepts he knows so ...   BB Working With Others, p.93  
Perhaps your story will help him see where he has failed to practice the very precepts he knows so well.


24.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... practice these principles in all our affairs.   BB How It Works, p.60  
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


25.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... practice these principles in all our affairs."   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
"Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."


26.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... practice these principles in all our affairs," ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.


27.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... practice, we usually find a solitary self-appraisal ...   BB Into Action, p.72  
In actual practice, we usually find a solitary self-appraisal insufficient.


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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