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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   ... seeking.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
If a group of doctors possessed a cancer cure, they might be conscience-stricken if they failed their mission through self-seeking.


2.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... seeking.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183  
It is more than a denial of self-seeking.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... seeking and frightened?   BB How It Works, p.67  
Where had we been selfish, dishonest, self-seeking and frightened?


4.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... seeking, and self-pity, we step on the ...   BB How It Works, p.62  
Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate.


5.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... seeking motives.   BB Into Action, p.86  
Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives.


6.
View STEP TWO essay   ... seeking neither to run nor to recriminate.   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We saw them calmly accept impossible situations, seeking neither to run nor to recriminate.


7.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... seeking relief, they would sometimes accuse even ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
They will tell how they tried to carry the load alone; how much they suffered of irritability, anxiety, remorse, and depression; and how, unconsciously seeking relief, they would sometimes accuse even their best friends of the very character defects they themselves were trying to conceal.


8.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... seeking the removal of our other shortcomings ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
It is really saying to us that we now ought to be willing to try humility in seeking the removal of our other shortcomings just as we did when we admitted that we were powerless over alcohol, and came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... seeking will slip away.   BB Into Action, p.84  
Self-seeking will slip away.


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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