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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 TEN essay   ... received, and a willingness to try for ...   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.


2.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... received, and learned that many knew of ...   BB A Vision For You, p.156  
He found himself surprisingly well received, and learned that many knew of his drinking.


3.
View STEP TEN essay   ... received and sleep in good conscience.   12&12 Step Ten, p.95  
Having so considered our day, not omitting to take due note of things well done, and having searched our hearts with neither fear nor favor, we can truly thank God for the blessings we have received and sleep in good conscience.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... received anything or not.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
And then he discovers that by the divine paradox of this kind of giving he has found his own reward, whether his brother has yet received anything or not.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... received back into his community in full ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast received back into his community in full citizenship, and above all to watch these people awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives -- these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.'s message to the next alcoholic.


6.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... received, freely give."   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
We have gained some understanding of the ancient words "Freely ye have received, freely give."


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... received; freely give..." is the core of ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
"Freely ye have received; freely give..." is the core of this part of Step Twelve.


8.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... received from God.   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
It is worth noting that people of very high spiritual development almost always insist on checking with friends or spiritual advisers the guidance they feel they have received from God.


9.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... received into its membership a salesman we ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
Not long after the man with the double stigma knocked for admission, A.A.'s other group received into its membership a salesman we shall call Ed.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... received is a free gift, and yet ...   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.


11.
View STEP TWO essay   ... received the gift of faith, a faith ...   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
When we began to do that, we received the gift of faith, a faith which works.


12.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... received the money and used the incident ...   BB Into Action, p.80  
He subsequently denied having received the money and used the incident as a basis for discrediting the man.


13.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... received when a prominent doctor in Chicago ...   BB To Employers, p.140  
I well remember the shock I received when a prominent doctor in Chicago told me of cases where pressure of the spinal fluid actually ruptured the brain.


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