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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 HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... serenity.   BB How It Works, p.68  
Just to the extent that we do as we think He would have us, and humbly rely on Him, does He enable us to match calamity with serenity.


2.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... serenity.   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
Where humility had formerly stood for a forced feeding on humble pie, it now begins to mean the nourishing ingredient which can give us serenity.


3.
View STEP TEN essay   ... serenity.   12&12 Step Ten, pp.93-94  
How heartily we A.A.'s can agree with him, for we know that the pains of drinking had to come before sobriety, and emotional turmoil before serenity.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... serenity?   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we accept poverty, sickness, loneliness, and bereavement with courage and serenity?


5.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... serenity.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
Confusion replaced serenity.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... serenity and we will know peace.   BB Into Action, pp.83-84  
We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.


7.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... serenity are so combined, something else of ...   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
And when humility and serenity are so combined, something else of great moment is apt to occur.


8.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... serenity as I had never known.   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
There was a sense of victory, followed by such a peace and serenity as I had never known.


9.
View STEP THREE essay   ... serenity to accept the things I cannot ...   12&12 Step Three, pp.40-41  
In all times of emotional disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ask for quiet, and in the stillness simply say: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done."


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... serenity to accept the things we cannot ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courage to change the things we can, And wisdom to know the difference.


11.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... serenity until I accept that person, place, ...   BB Acceptance, p.417  
When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.


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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