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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   ... Spirit.  BB How It Works, p.66  
For when harboring such feelings we shut ourselves off from the sunlight of the Spirit.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... Spirit.  BB Into Action, p.84  
We have entered the world of the Spirit.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... spirit.  BB To Wives, p.117  
Just be careful not to disagree in a resentful or critical spirit.


4.
View CONTENTS   ... spirit.  12&12 Contents (Step Seven), p.7  
The avenue to true freedom of the human spirit.


5.
View STEP THREE essay   ... spirit.  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Therefore dependence, as A.A. practices it, is really a means of gaining true independence of the spirit.


6.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... spirit.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Though not in the strict letter of anonymity, such communications were well within its spirit.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... spirit all around.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
This means a new attitude and spirit all around.


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... spirit among us and is immensely relieved ...  BB Working With Others, p.103  
Every new alcoholic looks for this spirit among us and is immensely relieved when he finds we are not witch-burners.


9.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... spirit and principle -- they get drunk.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
A few hemorrhage so badly that -- drained of all A.A. spirit and principle -- they get drunk.


10.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Spirit, and you will surely meet some ...  BB A Vision For You, p.164  
We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.


11.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... spirit as were the ancients about the ...  BB We Agnostics, p.51  
We asked ourselves this: Are not some of us just as biased and unreasonable about the realm of the spirit as were the ancients about the realm of the material?


12.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... spirit, confessing our former ill feeling and ...  BB Into Action, p.77  
We go to him in a helpful and forgiving spirit, confessing our former ill feeling and expressing our regret.


13.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... spirit, if you like.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
This much could be a fragment of what is called meditation, perhaps our very first attempt at a mood, a flier into the realm of spirit, if you like.


14.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... spirit into our daily work?  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we actually carry the A.A. spirit into our daily work?


15.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... Spirit into us.  BB Into Action, p.85  
If we have carefully followed directions, we have begun to sense the flow of His Spirit into us.


16.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never ...  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
To us, the Realm of Spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek.


17.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... spirit, is indeed inspiring to one who ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
The unselfishness of these men as we have come to know them, the entire absence of profit motive, and their community spirit, is indeed inspiring to one who has labored long and wearily in this alcoholic field.


18.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


19.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... spirit of anonymity, we try to give ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Moved by the spirit of anonymity, we try to give up our natural desires for personal distinction as A.A. members both among fellow alcoholics and before the general public.


20.
View CONTENTS   ... spirit of authority and spirit of service.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
Difference between spirit of authority and spirit of service.


21.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


22.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... spirit of intolerance might repel alcoholics whose ...  BB Working With Others, p.103  
A spirit of intolerance might repel alcoholics whose lives could have been saved, had it not been for such stupidity.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... spirit of love and service.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
When by devoted service to family, friends, business, or community we attract widespread affection and are sometimes singled out for posts of greater responsibility and trust, we try to be humbly grateful and exert ourselves the more in a spirit of love and service.


24.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... spirit of love and tolerance.  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
We do talk about each other a great deal, but we almost invariably temper such talk by a spirit of love and tolerance.


25.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... spirit of love and tolerance into our ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Can we bring the same spirit of love and tolerance into our sometimes deranged family lives that we bring to our A.A. group?


26.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... spirit of modern scientific inquiry, research and ...  BB We Agnostics, p.51  
The spirit of modern scientific inquiry, research and invention was almost unknown.


27.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... Spirit of Nature but I resisted the ...  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
I could go for such conceptions as Creative Intelligence, Universal Mind or Spirit of Nature but I resisted the thought of a Czar of the Heavens, however loving His sway might be.


28.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... spirit of other days.  BB Bill's Story, p.9  
Unmindful of his welfare, I thought only of recapturing the spirit of other days.


29.
View CONTENTS   ... spirit of service.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
Difference between spirit of authority and spirit of service.


30.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... spirit of service -- a true fellowship.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Though Tradition Nine at first sight seems to deal with a purely practical matter, in its actual operation it discloses a society without organization, animated only by the spirit of service -- a true fellowship.


31.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... spirit of service, for true leaders in ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
All such representatives are to be guided in the spirit of service, for true leaders in A.A. are but trusted and experienced servants of the whole.


32.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... spirit of service, for true leaders in ...  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
All such representatives are to be guided in the spirit of service, for true leaders in A.A. are but trusted and experienced servants of the whole.


33.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... spirit of service that we elect the ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
It is in this spirit of service that we elect the A.A. group's informal rotating committee, the intergroup association for the area, and the General Service Conferences of Alcoholics Anonymous for A.A. as a whole.


34.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... spirit of service, two concepts which are ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
It is the difference between the spirit of vested authority and the spirit of service, two concepts which are sometimes poles apart.


35.
View CONTENTS   ... spirit of Step Nine.  12&12 Contents (Step Nine), p.8  
Readiness to take consequences of our past and to take responsibility for well-being of others is spirit of Step Nine.


36.
View STEP NINE essay   ... spirit of Step Nine.  12&12 Step Nine, p.87  
For the readiness to take the full consequences of our past acts, and to take responsibility for the well-being of others at the same time, is the very spirit of Step Nine.


37.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... Spirit of the Universe.  BB Into Action, p.75  
We feel we are on the Broad Highway, walking hand in hand with the Spirit of the Universe.


38.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality ...  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality of things, we began to be possessed of a new sense of power and direction, provided we took other simple steps.


39.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Spirit of the Universe, we had to ...  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.


40.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... Spirit of the Universe, who knew neither ...  BB Bill's Story, p.10  
I simply had to believe in a Spirit of the Universe, who knew neither time nor limitation.


41.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... spirit of vested authority and the spirit ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
It is the difference between the spirit of vested authority and the spirit of service, two concepts which are sometimes poles apart.


42.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... spirit, to be willing to work for ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
To get completely away from our aversion to the idea of being humble, to gain a vision of humility as the avenue to true freedom of the human spirit, to be willing to work for humility as something to be desired for itself, takes most of us a long, long time.


43.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... spirit -- well symbolized by anonymity -- is the ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Because A.A.'s Twelve Traditions repeatedly ask us to give up personal desires for the common good, we realize that the sacrificial spirit -- well symbolized by anonymity -- is the foundation of them all.


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