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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 FIVE essay   ... seem as embarrassing as facing up to ...  12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Somehow, being alone with God doesn't seem as embarrassing as facing up to another person.


2.
View STEP SIX essay   ... seem bent upon self-destruction.  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Defying their instinctive desire for self-preservation, they seem bent upon self-destruction.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... seem dull and boring, not gay and ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
If not irritable, he may seem dull and boring, not gay and affectionate as the family would like him to be.


4.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... seem inconsistent, but we think it is ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
This may seem inconsistent, but we think it is not.


5.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... seem incredible that these men are to ...  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
It may seem incredible that these men are to become happy, respected, and useful once more.


6.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... seem like tempting Providence, but it isn't.  BB Working With Others, p.101  
To a person who has had experience with an alcoholic, this may seem like tempting Providence, but it isn't.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... seem severe, but it is usually the ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
This may seem severe, but it is usually the best course.


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... seem so worth while to us now.  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the very thing which makes life seem so worth while to us now.


9.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... seem to be of real help to ...  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn't control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn't make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem to be of real help to other people -- was not a basic solution of these bedevilments more important than whether we should see newsreels of lunar flight?


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... seem to be realized while ours are ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Unreasonable fear that our instincts will not be satisfied drives us to covet the possessions of others, to lust for sex and power, to become angry when our instinctive demands are threatened, to be envious when the ambitions of others seem to be realized while ours are not.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... seem to be temporarily off the beam.  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.110-111  
We may often pass through Twelfth Step experiences where we will seem to be temporarily off the beam.


12.
View STEP THREE essay   ... seem to be these: The more we ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
And the facts seem to be these: The more we become willing to depend upon a Higher Power, the more independent we actually are.


13.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... seem to be within us, and at ...  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
These stem from causes which sometimes seem to be within us, and at other times to come from without.


14.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... seem to bother me so I tried ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
That didn't seem to bother me so I tried another."


15.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... seem to come from God are not ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Quite often, however, the thoughts that seem to come from God are not answers at all.


16.
View STEP SIX essay   ... seem to do the job for me.  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
I simply couldn't stop drinking, and no human being could seem to do the job for me.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... seem to every newcomer that more is ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
So when A.A. suggests a fearless moral inventory, it must seem to every newcomer that more is being asked of him than he can do.


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... seem to forgive and forget.  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
They cannot seem to forgive and forget.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... seem to get on their feet moneywise, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Though the earning power of most A.A.'s is relatively high, we have some members who never seem to get on their feet moneywise, and still others who encounter heavy financial reverses.


20.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... seem to have been born that way.  BB How It Works, p.58  
They are not at fault; they seem to have been born that way.


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... seem to have been successful.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Or we may encounter the reverse situation, in which we are highly elated because we seem to have been successful.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... seem to have the ability, by God's ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.


23.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... seem to have the gift of picking ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
For some reason, we alcoholics seem to have the gift of picking out the world's finest women.


24.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... seem to suggest..."  12&12 Tradition Nine, pp.173-174  
But the majority experience in A.A. does seem to suggest..."


25.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... seem to those who do not understand ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


26.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... seem to work so well.  BB Working With Others, p.93  
But he will be curious to learn why his own convictions have not worked and why yours seem to work so well.


27.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... seem unwise to absent myself.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
This resolution I kept steadfastly for the next forty years, except when circumstances made it seem unwise to absent myself.


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