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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 SIX essay   ... ready?"  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
The only question will be "Are we ready?"


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... ready acceptance?  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Why this ready acceptance?


3.
View CONTENTS   ... ready" is all-important.  12&12 Contents (Step Six), p.7  
"Being ready" is all-important.


4.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... ready; that we could at last abandon ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
We thought well before taking this step making sure we were ready; that we could at last abandon ourselves utterly to Him.


5.
View STEP SIX essay   ... ready to aim at spiritual and moral ...  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Therefore, it seems plain that few of us can quickly or easily become ready to aim at spiritual and moral perfection; we want to settle for only as much perfection as will get us by in life, according, of course, to our various and sundry ideas of what will get us by.


6.
View STEP ONE essay   ... ready to do anything which will lift ...  12&12 Step One, p.24  
We stand ready to do anything which will lift the merciless obsession from us.


7.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... ready to do business.  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
I'm ready to do business.


8.
View STEP NINE essay   ... ready to go to these people, to ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
Then we are ready to go to these people, to tell them what A.A. is, and what we are trying to do.


9.
View STEP SIX essay   ... ready to have all such defects taken ...  12&12 Step Six, pp.67-68  
Some people, of course, may conclude that they are indeed ready to have all such defects taken from them.


10.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... ready to have God remove all these ...  BB How It Works, p.59  
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.


11.
View CONTENTS   ... ready to have God remove all these ...  12&12 Contents (Step Six), p.6  
Step Six -- "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character."


12.
View STEP SIX essay   ... ready to have God remove all these ...  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
"Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character."


13.
View STEP SIX essay   ... ready to have God remove all these ...  12&12 Step Six, p.65  
So Step Six -- "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character" -- is A.A.'s way of stating the best possible attitude one can take in order to make a beginning on this lifetime job.


14.
View STEP SIX essay   ... ready" to have God remove the mania ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
So in a very complete and literal way, all A.A.'s have "become entirely ready" to have God remove the mania for alcohol from their lives.


15.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... ready to let God remove from us ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which we have admitted are objectionable?


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... ready to receive it.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
What he has received is a free gift, and yet usually, at least in some small part, he has made himself ready to receive it.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... ready to receive this gift lies in ...  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.


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... ready to stop.  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
He admitted he was overdoing these things, but frankly said that he was not ready to stop.


19.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... ready to take certain steps.  BB How It Works, p.58  
If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it -- then you are ready to take certain steps.


20.
View STEP SIX essay   ... ready to walk in that direction.  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
We shall need to raise our eyes toward perfection, and be ready to walk in that direction.


21.
View STEP SIX essay   ... ready" underline the fact that we want ...  12&12 Step Six, p.65  
The key words "entirely ready" underline the fact that we want to aim at the very best we know or can learn.


22.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... ready, we say something like this: "My ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
When ready, we say something like this: "My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad.


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