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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... satisfactions -- all these have to be tempered ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our desires for emotional security and wealth, for personal prestige and power, for romance, and for family satisfactions -- all these have to be tempered and redirected.


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View STEP SIX essay   ... satisfactions for us, too.  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Gossip barbed with our anger, a polite form of murder by character assassination, has its satisfactions for us, too.


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... satisfactions he desires.  12&12 Step Seven, pp.70-71  
Poverty will disappear, and there will be such abundance that everybody can have all the security and personal satisfactions he desires.


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View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... satisfactions of dealing with the realities of ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
We A.A.'s are active folk, enjoying the satisfactions of dealing with the realities of life, usually for the first time in our lives, and strenuously trying to help the next alcoholic who comes along.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... satisfactions of right living for which no ...  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.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... satisfactions of similar worth and durability?  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
If they cannot have this kind of happiness, can A.A. offer them satisfactions of similar worth and durability?


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View STEP SIX essay   ... satisfactions or pleasures than are possible or ...  12&12 Step Six, p.65  
When they drive us blindly, or we willfully demand that they supply us with more satisfactions or pleasures than are possible or due us, that is the point at which we depart from the degree of perfection that God wishes for us here on earth.


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... satisfactions to be the final end and ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our material desires as the means by which we could live and function as human beings, we had taken these satisfactions to be the final end and aim of life.


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... satisfactions were not the purpose of living.  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
We had lacked the perspective to see that character-building and spiritual values had to come first, and that material satisfactions were not the purpose of living.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... satisfactions when the brighter, more glittering achievements ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we steadfastly content ourselves with the humbler, yet sometimes more durable, satisfactions when the brighter, more glittering achievements are denied us?


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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