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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 INTO ACTION chapter   ... step.   BB Into Action, p.74  
Rightly and naturally, we think well before we choose the person or persons with whom to take this intimate and confidential step.


2.
View STEP ONE essay   ... Step?   12&12 Step One, p.23  
Since Step One requires an admission that our lives have become unmanageable, how could people such as these take this Step?


3.
View STEP TWO essay   ... Step.   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Whether agnostic, atheist, or former believer, we can stand together on this Step.


4.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Step.   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Even A.A. oldtimers, sober for years, often pay dearly for skimping this Step.


5.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... step.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
Yet it is only a step.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step?   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
Now, what about the rest of the Twelfth Step?


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
Understanding is the key to right principles and attitudes, and right action is the key to good living; therefore the joy of good living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step.


8.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Step."   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
Members who select such full-time careers do not professionalize A.A.'s Twelfth Step."


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step also says that as a result ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Our Twelfth Step also says that as a result of practicing all the Steps, we have each found something called a spiritual awakening.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step, and action is its key word.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
The joy of living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step, and action is its key word.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step and that part of the Twelfth ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Maybe we are doing fine on only two of them, the First Step and that part of the Twelfth where we "carry the message."


12.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... step ashore.   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
But somehow, we couldn't quite step ashore.


13.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... step at first.   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
Rebellion dogs our every step at first.


14.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... step away from a highly strained, abnormal ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
Cessation of drinking is but the first step away from a highly strained, abnormal condition.


15.
View STEP TEN essay   ... step back and think.   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
When we are tempted by the bait, we should train ourselves to step back and think.


16.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Step cases, they had a terrific aversion ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
It was soon apparent that while alcoholics would spend lavishly on Twelfth Step cases, they had a terrific aversion to dropping money into a meeting-place hat for group purposes.


17.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Step couldn't be sold for money, we ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
When we had agreed that the Twelfth Step couldn't be sold for money, we had been wise.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step Eight, we continued our housecleaning, for ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
In Step Eight, we continued our housecleaning, for we saw that we were not only in conflict with ourselves, but also with people and situations in the world in which we lived.


19.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... Step Eleven.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
At these critical moments, if we remind ourselves that "it is better to comfort than to be comforted, to understand than to be understood, to love than to be loved," we will be following the intent of Step Eleven.


20.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Step Eleven suggests prayer and meditation.   BB Into Action, p.85  
Step Eleven suggests prayer and meditation.


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step Eleven we saw that if a ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
In Step Eleven we saw that if a Higher Power had restored us to sanity and had enabled us to live with some peace of mind in a sorely troubled world, then such a Higher Power was worth knowing better, by as direct contact as possible.


22.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... Step Eleven which says: "...knowledge of His ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
And we think that the whole range of our needs is well defined by that part of Step Eleven which says: "...knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step experiences where we will seem to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We may often pass through Twelfth Step experiences where we will seem to be temporarily off the beam.


24.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Step Five.   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
So intense, though, is our fear and reluctance to do this, that many A.A.'s at first try to bypass Step Five.


25.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Step Five.   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Few muddled attitudes have caused us more trouble than holding back on Step Five.


26.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Step Five?   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
What are we likely to receive from Step Five?


27.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Step Five.   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
More realism and therefore more honesty about ourselves are the great gains we make under the influence of Step Five.


28.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Step Five that he first actually felt ...   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
Many an A.A., once agnostic or atheistic, tells us that it was during this stage of Step Five that he first actually felt the presence of God.


29.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Step Five that we inwardly knew we'd ...   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Our moral inventory had persuaded us that all-round forgiveness was desirable, but it was only when we resolutely tackled Step Five that we inwardly knew we'd be able to receive forgiveness and give it, too.


30.
View STEP FIVE essay   Step Five was the answer.   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Step Five was the answer.


31.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step Five, we decided that an inventory, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.107-108  
Looking at Step Five, we decided that an inventory, taken alone, wouldn't be enough.


32.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Step for a fee.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
This has always been so obvious that only a very few A.A.'s have ever worked the Twelfth Step for a fee.


33.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... Step Four.   BB How It Works, p.64  
This was Step Four.


34.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... Step Four.   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
They can do this, for they are the carriers of A.A.'s tested experience with Step Four.


35.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... Step Four.   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
These are the first fruits of Step Four.


36.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Step Four back and forth over our ...   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
If we have swept the searchlight of Step Four back and forth over our careers, and it has revealed in stark relief those experiences we'd rather not remember, if we have come to know how wrong thinking and action have hurt us and others, then the need to quit living by ourselves with those tormenting ghosts of yesterday gets more urgent than ever.


37.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... Step Four is but the beginning of ...   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Since Step Four is but the beginning of a lifetime practice, it can be suggested that he first have a look at those personal flaws which are acutely troublesome and fairly obvious.


38.
View STEP FOUR essay   Step Four is our vigorous and painstaking ...   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Step Four is our vigorous and painstaking effort to discover what these liabilities in each of us have been, and are.


39.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Step Four was, after all, only a ...   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
The objective look at ourselves we achieved in Step Four was, after all, only a look.


40.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step Four, we commenced to search out ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
Beginning with Step Four, we commenced to search out the things in ourselves which had brought us to physical, moral, and spiritual bankruptcy.


41.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... Step has meant to others.   12&12 Step Eight, p.82  
Whenever our pencil falters, we can fortify and cheer ourselves by remembering what A.A. experience in this Step has meant to others.


42.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... Step houses.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
Even inside A.A. we found it imperative to remove the A.A. name from clubs and Twelfth Step houses.


43.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... step" illusion.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
The best-intentioned of us can fall for the "two-step" illusion.


44.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... step in recovery.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
This is the first step in recovery.


45.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... step in the development of that kind ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
It is a step in the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God's help.


46.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... step in the formation of Tradition Three.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
A.A. had taken its first step in the formation of Tradition Three.


47.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... Step in the program of recovery mentioned ...   BB Into Action, p.72  
This brings us to the Fifth Step in the program of recovery mentioned in the preceding chapter.


48.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... step into them and walk with new ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Having found the shoes that fit, he ought to step into them and walk with new confidence that he is at last on the right track.


49.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... step is indicated we must not shrink.   BB Into Action, p.80  
If we have obtained permission, have consulted with others, asked God to help and the drastic step is indicated we must not shrink.


50.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Step is more necessary to longtime sobriety ...   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
But scarcely any Step is more necessary to longtime sobriety and peace of mind than this one.


51.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Step is never to be paid for, ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
Our Twelfth Step is never to be paid for, but those who labor in service for us are worthy of their hire.


52.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step is seen in its full implication, ...   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.


53.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... step is to be, that we be ...   BB Into Action, p.87  
We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems.


54.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Step is where we make the change ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
The Seventh Step is where we make the change in our attitude which permits us, with humility as our guide, to move out from ourselves toward others and toward God.


55.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... step, it could have little permanent effect ...   BB How It Works, p.64  
Though our decision was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us.


56.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... Step job at a hospital in New ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
"One day I was doing a Twelfth Step job at a hospital in New York.


57.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Step job, no matter how unpromising.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
In those days, we'd go anywhere on a Twelfth Step job, no matter how unpromising.


58.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step job well done.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Practically every A.A. member declares that no satisfaction has been deeper and no joy greater than in a Twelfth Step job well done.


59.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Step jobs at all, the critics attacked ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Ignoring the fact that these labors were not Twelfth Step jobs at all, the critics attacked as A.A. professionals these workers of ours who were often doing thankless tasks that no one else could or would do.


60.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Step looks hard, even impossible.   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
To every worldly and practical-minded beginner, this Step looks hard, even impossible.


61.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... step making sure we were ready; that ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
We thought well before taking this step making sure we were ready; that we could at last abandon ourselves utterly to Him.


62.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... step may be postponed, only, however, if ...   BB Into Action, p.74  
If that is so, this step may be postponed, only, however, if we hold ourselves in complete readiness to go through with it at the first opportunity.


63.
View STEP NINE essay   ... Step Nine.   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
Good judgment, a careful sense of timing, courage, and prudence -- these are the qualities we shall need when we take Step Nine.


64.
View STEP NINE essay   ... 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.


65.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step Nine by making direct amends to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We followed this up in Step Nine by making direct amends to those concerned, except when it would injure them or other people.


66.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... step of which is a personal housecleaning, ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
Next we launched out on a course of vigorous action, the first step of which is a personal housecleaning, which many of us had never attempted.


67.
View STEP SIX essay   ... Step on problems other than alcohol, we ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
If we would gain any real advantage in the use of this Step on problems other than alcohol, we shall need to make a brand new venture into open-mindedness.


68.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... step on the toes of our fellows ...   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.


69.
View STEP ONE essay   ... Step One requires an admission that our ...   12&12 Step One, p.23  
Since Step One requires an admission that our lives have become unmanageable, how could people such as these take this Step?


70.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Step One showed us an amazing paradox: ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
Step One showed us an amazing paradox: We found that we were totally unable to be rid of the alcohol obsession until we first admitted that we were powerless over it.


71.
View STEP SIX essay   ... Step One, where we made the 100 ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Only Step One, where we made the 100 percent admission we were powerless over alcohol, can be practiced with absolute perfection.


72.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... step out into the sun.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
Meditation is our step out into the sun.


73.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Step over to the nearest barroom and ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Step over to the nearest barroom and try some controlled drinking.


74.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... Step Seven.   BB Into Action, p.76  
We have then completed Step Seven.


75.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Step Seven: "Humbly asked Him to remove ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
It marked the time when we could commence to see the full implication of Step Seven: "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."


76.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Step Seven is on humility.   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
The whole emphasis of Step Seven is on humility.


77.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Step Seven, it might be well if ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
As we approach the actual taking of Step Seven, it might be well if we A.A.'s inquire once more just what our deeper objectives are.


78.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step Seven, we humbly asked God to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
Then, in Step Seven, we humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings such as He could or would under the conditions of the day we asked.


79.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Step; she was just making it possible.   12&12 Tradition Eight, pp.168-169  
She was not professionalizing the Twelfth Step; she was just making it possible.


80.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... Step Six.   BB Into Action, p.76  
If we can answer to our satisfaction, we then look at Step Six.


81.
View STEP SIX essay   ... Step Six?   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Many will at once ask, "How can we accept the entire implication of Step Six?


82.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step Six.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
Yet we knew we had to make a settlement with the fundamental principle of Step Six.


83.
View STEP SIX essay   ... Step Six is still difficult, but not ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Seen in this light, Step Six is still difficult, but not at all impossible.


84.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step Six, many of us balked -- for ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
At Step Six, many of us balked -- for the practical reason that we did not wish to have all our defects of character removed, because we still loved some of them too much.


85.
View STEP SIX essay   ... Step Six on all his faults -- without ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try repeatedly Step Six on all his faults -- without any reservations whatever -- has indeed come a long way spiritually, and is therefore entitled to be called a man who is sincerely trying to grow in the image and likeness of his own Creator.


86.
View STEP SIX essay   ... Step Six -- "Were entirely ready to have ...   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
So Step Six -- "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character" -- is A.A.'s way of stating the best possible attitude one can take in order to make a beginning on this lifetime job.


87.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Step so specifically concerns itself with humility, ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Since this Step so specifically concerns itself with humility, we should pause here to consider what humility is and what the practice of it can mean to us.


88.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... step, submit to anything to get well, ...   BB To Employers, p.142  
Will he take every necessary step, submit to anything to get well, to stop drinking forever?


89.
View STEP TEN essay   ... Step Ten we commence to put our ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
But when we approach Step Ten we commence to put our A.A. way of living to practical use, day by day, in fair weather or foul.


90.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step Ten, we had begun to get ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
By this time, at Step Ten, we had begun to get a basis for daily living, and we keenly realized that we would need to continue taking personal inventory, and that when we were in the wrong we ought to admit it promptly.


91.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... Step Ten, which suggests we continue to ...   BB Into Action, p.84  
This thought brings us to Step Ten, which suggests we continue to take personal inventory and continue to set right any new mistakes as we go along.


92.
View STEP SIX essay   ... Step that separates the men from the ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
"This is the Step that separates the men from the boys."


93.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Step, the result has been exactly the ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Every time we have tried to professionalize our Twelfth Step, the result has been exactly the same: Our single purpose has been defeated.


94.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... Step Three.   BB How It Works, p.63  
We were now at Step Three.


95.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Step Three.   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Every man and woman who has joined A.A. and intends to stick has, without realizing it, made a beginning on Step Three.


96.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Step Three.   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
Once we have come into agreement with these ideas, it is really easy to begin the practice of Step Three.


97.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Step Three calls for affirmative action, for ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Like all the remaining Steps, Step Three calls for affirmative action, for it is only by action that we can cut away the self-will which has always blocked the entry of God -- or, if you like, a Higher Power -- into our lives.


98.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Step Three is given a determined and ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
Then it is explained that other Steps of the A.A. program can be practiced with success only when Step Three is given a determined and persistent trial.


99.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Step Three is like the opening of ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Practicing Step Three is like the opening of a door which to all appearances is still closed and locked.


100.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Step Three opens the door.   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
To make this increasingly possible is the purpose of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, and Step Three opens the door.


101.
View STEP THREE essay   Step Three represents our first attempt to ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Step Three represents our first attempt to do this.


102.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step Three we turned our will and ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
Consequently, in Step Three we turned our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.


103.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... Step Three, which is that we decided ...   BB How It Works, p.60  
Being convinced, we were at Step Three, which is that we decided to turn our will and our life over to God as we understood Him.


104.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... step toward liberation from its paralyzing grip.   12&12 Step Seven, pp.72-73  
Every newcomer in Alcoholics Anonymous is told, and soon realizes for himself, that his humble admission of powerlessness over alcohol is his first step toward liberation from its paralyzing grip.


105.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... Step Twelve.   BB Into Action, p.88  
The next chapter is entirely devoted to Step Twelve.


106.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step Twelve.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
"Freely ye have received; freely give..." is the core of this part of Step Twelve.


107.
View STEP TWO essay   ... Step Two gently and very gradually began ...   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
Right there, Step Two gently and very gradually began to infiltrate my life.


108.
View STEP TWO essay   ... Step Two is the rallying point for ...   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Therefore, Step Two is the rallying point for all of us.


109.
View STEP TWO essay   ... Step Two, most A.A. newcomers are confronted ...   12&12 Step Two, p.25  
The moment they read Step Two, most A.A. newcomers are confronted with a dilemma, sometimes a serious one.


110.
View STEP TWO essay   ... Step Two right now.   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Second, to get sober and to stay sober, you don't have to swallow all of Step Two right now.


111.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step Two we saw that since we ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
In Step Two we saw that since we could not restore ourselves to sanity, some Higher Power must necessarily do so if we were to survive.


112.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Step was also the means by which ...   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
This vital Step was also the means by which we began to get the feeling that we could be forgiven, no matter what we had thought or done.


113.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... step, we may not overcome drinking.   BB Into Action, p.72  
The best reason first: If we skip this vital step, we may not overcome drinking.


114.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... step with an understanding person, such as ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
We found it very desirable to take this spiritual step with an understanding person, such as our wife, best friend, or spiritual adviser.


115.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Step with our sponsors or spiritual advisers ...   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Often it was while working on this Step with our sponsors or spiritual advisers that we first felt truly able to forgive others, no matter how deeply we felt they had wronged us.


116.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... step, withholding nothing, we are delighted.   BB Into Action, p.75  
Once we have taken this step, withholding nothing, we are delighted.


117.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step work.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Nor is this the only kind of Twelfth Step work.


118.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step work.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Whether our audience is one or many, it is still Twelfth Step work.


119.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step work.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
There are many opportunities even for those of us who feel unable to speak at meetings or who are so situated that we cannot do much face-to-face Twelfth Step work.


120.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Step work.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
Overjoyed, the newcomer plunged into Twelfth Step work.


121.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... Step work.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
"Restless one day, I felt I'd better do some Twelfth Step work.


122.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Step work.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
Yet not a single one of them had been hired to do A.A.'s Twelfth Step work.


123.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Step work; and then he lowered the ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
He paid a fine tribute to the Fellowship; he told how his family had been reunited; he extolled the virtue of honesty; he recalled the joys of Twelfth Step work; and then he lowered the boom.


124.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... Step work forms a group, another discovery ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
The moment this Twelfth Step work forms a group, another discovery is made -- that most individuals cannot recover unless there is a group.


125.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step work in the very best sense ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
This is Twelfth Step work in the very best sense of the word.


126.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Step work is my business.   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Committees have instructed many an A.A. to stop working on a chronic backslider, only to be told: "How I do my Twelfth Step work is my business.


127.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Step" work is never to be paid ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
But our usual A.A. "12 Step" work is never to be paid for.


128.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Step work is never to be paid ...   12&12 Tradition Eight (Long), p.191  
But our usual A.A. Twelfth Step work is never to be paid for.


129.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Step work; it was to make Twelfth ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
The job was not to do Twelfth Step work; it was to make Twelfth Step work possible.


130.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Step work possible.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
The job was not to do Twelfth Step work; it was to make Twelfth Step work possible.


131.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step work possible, perhaps arranging for the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We can be the ones who take on the unspectacular but important tasks that make good Twelfth Step work possible, perhaps arranging for the coffee and cake after the meetings, where so many skeptical, suspicious newcomers have found confidence and comfort in the laughter and talk.


132.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Step work we sometimes carry the message ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
By a great deal of ardent Twelfth Step work we sometimes carry the message to so many alcoholics that they place us in a position of trust.


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