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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 FOREWORD   ... seen?  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Why is it, they ask, that in A.A. no member can be set in personal authority over another, that nothing like a central government can anywhere be seen?


2.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... seen a great deal of business life, ...  BB To Employers, p.149  
We, who have collectively seen a great deal of business life, at least from the alcoholic angle, had to smile at this gentleman's sincere opinion.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... seen a person fail who has thoroughly ...  BB How It Works, p.58  
Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path.


4.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... seen A.A.'s ask with much earnestness and ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
We have seen A.A.'s ask with much earnestness and faith for God's explicit guidance on matters ranging all the way from a shattering domestic or financial crisis to correcting a minor personal fault, like tardiness.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... seen A.A.'s suffer lingering and fatal illness ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
We have seen A.A.'s suffer lingering and fatal illness with little complaint, and often in good cheer.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... seen as a case of misdirected instinct.  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Nearly every serious emotional problem can be seen as a case of misdirected instinct.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... seen between professionalism and nonprofessionalism.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
At last, however, a plain line of cleavage could be seen between professionalism and nonprofessionalism.


8.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... seen but two struggling, nameless groups of ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
In that time nothing could be seen but two struggling, nameless groups of alcoholics trying to hold their faces up to the light.


9.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... seen by the recipient of your confidence ...  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
When your mission is carefully explained, and it is seen by the recipient of your confidence how helpful he can really be, the conversation will start easily and will soon become eager.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... seen families broken apart by misunderstanding, tensions, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
We have sometimes seen families broken apart by misunderstanding, tensions, or actual infidelity, who are reunited by the A.A. way of life.


11.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... seen hotly assailed because they were, as ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Caretakers who swept floors, cooks who fried hamburgers, secretaries in offices, authors writing books -- all these we have seen hotly assailed because they were, as their critics angrily remarked, "making money out of A.A."


12.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... seen hundreds of families set their feet ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
I have seen hundreds of families set their feet in the path that really goes somewhere; have seen the most impossible domestic situations righted; feuds and bitterness of all sorts wiped out.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... seen in Europe and since, the power ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Judging from what I had seen in Europe and since, the power of God in human affairs was negligible, the Brotherhood of Man a grim jest.


14.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... seen in its full implication, it is ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
When the Twelfth Step is seen in its full implication, it is really talking about the kind of love that has no price tag on it.


15.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... seen in their so-called "short form" the ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
On the next page, A.A.'s "12 Traditions" are seen in their so-called "short form" the form in general use today.


16.
View STEP SIX essay   Seen in this light, Step Six is ...  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Seen in this light, Step Six is still difficult, but not at all impossible.


17.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... seen in Tradition Three, was simplicity itself.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
The answer, now seen in Tradition Three, was simplicity itself.


18.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... seen it and wishes to discuss it.  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Don't, at this stage, refer to this book, unless he has seen it and wishes to discuss it.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... seen later as stepping-stones to better things.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
These will appear as big setbacks at the time, but will be seen later as stepping-stones to better things.


20.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... seen means anything at all, it means ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our race, creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try.


21.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... seen men and women who go power-mad, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
We have also seen men and women who go power-mad, who devote themselves to attempting to rule their fellows.


22.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... seen men come out of asylums and ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
I have seen men come out of asylums and resume a vital place in the lives of their families and communities.


23.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... seen men get well whose families have ...  BB Working With Others, p.100  
We have seen men get well whose families have not returned at all.


24.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... seen millions die in political and economic ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
In our own times, we have seen millions die in political and economic wars often spurred by religious and racial difference.


25.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... seen miracles, and one was to come ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
They had seen miracles, and one was to come to them.


26.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... seen one single case recover, where that ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
The doctor said: "You have the mind of a chronic alcoholic. I have never seen one single case recover, where that state of mind existed to the extent that it does in you."


27.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... seen others slip when the family came ...  BB Working With Others, p.100  
We have seen others slip when the family came back too soon.


28.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... seen remarkable transformations in our bodies.  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
But we have seen remarkable transformations in our bodies.


29.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... seen, self-searching is the means by which ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
As we have seen, self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures.


30.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... seen spiritual release, but liked to tell ...  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
We had seen spiritual release, but liked to tell ourselves it wasn't true.


31.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... seen tangible results, the family will perhaps ...  BB Working With Others, p.99  
After they have seen tangible results, the family will perhaps want to go along.


32.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... seen that character defects based upon shortsighted ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We have seen that character defects based upon shortsighted or unworthy desires are the obstacles that block our path toward these objectives.


33.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... seen that we were prodded by unreasonable ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
We have seen that we were prodded by unreasonable fears or anxieties into making a life business of winning fame, money, and what we thought was leadership.


34.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... seen the childishness of it.  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
Those of us who have spent much time in the world of spiritual make-believe have eventually seen the childishness of it.


35.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... seen the most impossible domestic situations righted; ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
I have seen hundreds of families set their feet in the path that really goes somewhere; have seen the most impossible domestic situations righted; feuds and bitterness of all sorts wiped out.


36.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... seen the truth demonstrated again and again: ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
We have seen the truth demonstrated again and again: "Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic."


37.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... seen -- we send them an honest letter.  BB Into Action, p.83  
Some people cannot be seen -- we send them an honest letter.


38.
View STEP THREE essay   ... seen, when he commenced to rely upon ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
He made a beginning, we have seen, when he commenced to rely upon A.A. for the solution of his alcohol problem.


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