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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 FIVE essay   ... saw a man so obstinate.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
I never saw a man so obstinate.


2.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... saw a moving picture..." or "We saw ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
One voice says, "I read a piece in the newspapers..."; another, "We heard a radio program..."; and still another, "We saw a moving picture..." or "We saw something about A.A. on television...."


3.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... saw and felt in that hotel room.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.145  
Ed never confided any more of what he saw and felt in that hotel room.


4.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... saw as never before that we could ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.159  
We saw as never before that we could not lend the A.A. name to any cause other than our own.


5.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... saw at last.   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
Little or nothing, we saw at last.


6.
View STEP TWO essay   ... saw, could believe in God and defy ...   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
No man, we saw, could believe in God and defy Him, too.


7.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... saw failure and misery transformed by humility ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
Everywhere we saw failure and misery transformed by humility into priceless assets.


8.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... saw, for example, that we lacked honesty ...   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
All of us saw, for example, that we lacked honesty and tolerance, that we were beset at times by attacks of self-pity or delusions of personal grandeur.


9.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... saw Fred about a year ago in ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
We first saw Fred about a year ago in a hospital where he had gone to recover from a bad case of jitters.


10.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... saw how really ethical Charlie's proposal was.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
There were a few twinges of conscience until I saw how really ethical Charlie's proposal was.


11.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... saw I could not take so much ...   BB Bill's Story, p.5  
I saw I could not take so much as one drink.


12.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... saw, I felt, I believed.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
At long last I saw, I felt, I believed.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... saw in my friend.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Upon a foundation of complete willingness I might build what I saw in my friend.


14.
View STEP TEN essay   ... saw it, our wrath was always justified.   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
As we saw it, our wrath was always justified.


15.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... saw my friends drink and knew I ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
I used to get terribly upset when I saw my friends drink and knew I could not, but I schooled myself to believe that though I once had the same privilege, I had abused it so frightfully that it was withdrawn.


16.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... saw no way out, for he had ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
He had a desperate desire to stop, but saw no way out, for he had earnestly tried many avenues of escape.


17.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... saw others solve their problems by a ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, we had to stop doubting the power of God.


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... saw our faults we listed them.   BB How It Works, p.67  
When we saw our faults we listed them.


19.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... saw ourselves getting married to all kinds ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
In consternation, we saw ourselves getting married to all kinds of enterprises, some good and some not so good.


20.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... saw personalities destroying whole peoples.   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
In the world about us we saw personalities destroying whole peoples.


21.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... saw something about A.A. on television...."   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
One voice says, "I read a piece in the newspapers..."; another, "We heard a radio program..."; and still another, "We saw a moving picture..." or "We saw something about A.A. on television...."


22.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... saw something different about her husband already.   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
His wife came, scarcely daring to be hopeful, though she thought she saw something different about her husband already.


23.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... saw that faith in some kind of ...   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend.


24.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... saw that growth could start from that ...   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
I saw that growth could start from that point.


25.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... saw that he had to place the ...   BB Into Action, p.80  
He saw that he had to place the outcome in God's hands or he would soon start drinking again, and all would be lost anyhow.


26.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... saw that he would get nowhere if ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
He was ambitious to succeed in business, but saw that he would get nowhere if he drank at all.


27.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... saw that he would have to face ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
He saw that he would have to face his problems squarely that God might give him mastery.


28.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... saw that his predicament was dangerous.   BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Still physically weak, and sober but a few months, he saw that his predicament was dangerous.


29.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... saw that I had failed to help ...   BB To Employers, p.138  
I wanted to throw up my hands in discouragement, for I saw that I had failed to help my banker friend understand.


30.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... saw that I wasn't attempting to change ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
Finally, he saw that I wasn't attempting to change his religious views, that I wanted him to find the grace in his own religion that would aid his recovery.


31.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... saw that if a hardworking secretary answered ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Then we saw that if a hardworking secretary answered the phone dozens of times a day, listened to twenty wailing wives, arranged hospitalization and got sponsorship for ten newcomers, and was gently diplomatic with the irate drunk who complained about the job she was doing and how she was overpaid, then such a person could surely not be called a professional A.A.


32.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... saw that if a Higher Power had ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
In Step Eleven we saw that if a Higher Power had restored us to sanity and had enabled us to live with some peace of mind in a sorely troubled world, then such a Higher Power was worth knowing better, by as direct contact as possible.


33.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... saw that if they weren't, the man ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
We saw that if they weren't, the man coming in the door couldn't get a break.


34.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... saw that it really worked in others, ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
But we saw that it really worked in others, and we had come to believe in the hopelessness and futility of life as we had been living it.


35.
View STEP TWO essay   ... saw that my attitude regarding these had ...   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
I saw that my attitude regarding these had been anything but scientific.


36.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... saw that my friend was much more ...   BB Bill's Story, p.11  
I saw that my friend was much more than inwardly reorganized.


37.
View STEP TWO essay   ... saw that one more strike would put ...   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Finally, when all our score cards read 'zero,' and we saw that one more strike would put us out of the game forever, we had to look for our lost faith.


38.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... saw that reason isn't everything.   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
Hence, we saw that reason isn't everything.


39.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... saw that since we could not restore ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
In Step Two we saw that since we could not restore ourselves to sanity, some Higher Power must necessarily do so if we were to survive.


40.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... saw that the group, exactly like the ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
We saw that the group, exactly like the individual, must eventually conform to whatever tested principles would guarantee survival.


41.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... saw that their common welfare came first.   12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
How well they saw that their common welfare came first.


42.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... saw that these resentments must be mastered, ...   BB How It Works, p.66  
We saw that these resentments must be mastered, but how?


43.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... saw that they must keep spiritually active.   BB A Vision For You, p.156  
Both saw that they must keep spiritually active.


44.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... saw that we had an answer for ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
The moment we saw that we had an answer for alcoholism, it was reasonable (or so it seemed at the time) for us to feel that we might have the answer to a lot of other things.


45.
View STEP TWO essay   ... saw that we had to reconsider or ...   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
We saw that we had to reconsider or die.


46.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... saw that we were not only in ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
In Step Eight, we continued our housecleaning, for we saw that we were not only in conflict with ourselves, but also with people and situations in the world in which we lived.


47.
View STEP THREE essay   ... saw that we were powerless over alcohol, ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
We saw that we were powerless over alcohol, but we also perceived that faith of some kind, if only in A.A. itself, is possible to anyone.


48.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... saw that we would need to give ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
We saw that we would need to give constantly of ourselves without demands for repayment.


49.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... saw that will power and self-knowledge would ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
I saw that will power and self-knowledge would not help in those strange mental blank spots.


50.
View STEP TWO essay   ... saw the fruits of this belief: men ...   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
In A.A. we saw the fruits of this belief: men and women spared from alcohol's final catastrophe.


51.
View STEP TWO essay   ... saw them calmly accept impossible situations, seeking ...   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We saw them calmly accept impossible situations, seeking neither to run nor to recriminate.


52.
View STEP TWO essay   ... saw them meet and transcend their other ...   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We saw them meet and transcend their other pains and trials.


53.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... saw these possibilities, they finally abandoned all ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
As group after group saw these possibilities, they finally abandoned all membership regulations.


54.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... saw this compromising fact for what it ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
The minute we saw this compromising fact for what it was, we asked the prospective publicity director how he felt about it.


55.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... saw through these fallacies.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
As we made spiritual progress, we saw through these fallacies.


56.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... saw we needn't always be bludgeoned and ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
We saw we needn't always be bludgeoned and beaten into humility.


57.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... saw we'd soon be mired in politics.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
We saw we'd soon be mired in politics.


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