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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 WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... steps.   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.


2.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... steps.   BB How It Works, p.58  
If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it -- then you are ready to take certain steps.


3.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... steps.   BB Into Action, p.75  
Taking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the twelve steps.


4.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Steps.   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each of A.A.'s Twelve Steps.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
We know this because we see monotony, pain, and even calamity turned to good use by those who keep on trying to practice A.A.'s Twelve Steps.


6.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... steps along the road are taken grudgingly, ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
These initial steps along the road are taken grudgingly, yet we do take them.


7.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Steps, and 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.


8.
View FOREWORD   ... Steps, and the application of these Steps ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
In it alcoholism was described from the alcoholic's point of view, the spiritual ideas of the Society were codified for the first time in the Twelve Steps, and the application of these Steps to the alcoholic's dilemma was made clear.


9.
View FOREWORD   ... Steps" and the "Twelve Traditions" of Alcoholics ...   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
This book deals with the "Twelve Steps" and the "Twelve Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous.


10.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... Steps and Traditions has been tried.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
Over the years, every conceivable deviation from our Twelve Steps and Traditions has been tried.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps and tries to teach her how ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Seeing her unhappiness, he recommends A.A.'s Twelve Steps and tries to teach her how to live.


12.
View INTRODUCTION   ... Steps and Twelve Traditions in 1953.   12&12 Introduction, p.14  
Alcoholics Anonymous first published Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in 1953.


13.
View INTRODUCTION   ... Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill ...   12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


14.
View FOREWORD   ... Steps are a group of principles, spiritual ...   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
A.A.'s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps are also used by Al-Anon Family ...   12&12 Step Twelve (Note), p.118  
(*) In adapted form, the Steps are also used by Al-Anon Family Groups.


16.
View STEP TWO essay   ... Steps are but suggestions.   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
All of its Twelve Steps are but suggestions.


17.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Steps are harder to take than Five.   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
When it comes to ego deflation, few Steps are harder to take than Five.


18.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Steps are principles for personal recovery.   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
A.A.'s Twelve Steps are principles for personal recovery.


19.
View FOREWORD   ... Steps as first written in the earlier ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
This present volume proposes to broaden and deepen the understanding of the Twelve Steps as first written in the earlier work.


20.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Steps ask us to go contrary to ...   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
All of A.A.'s Twelve Steps ask us to go contrary to our natural desires . . . they all deflate our egos.


21.
View FOREWORD   ... Steps can mean more than sobriety for ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
They think that the Twelve Steps can mean more than sobriety for problem drinkers.


22.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... Steps Eight and Nine.   BB Into Action, p.76  
Let's look at Steps Eight and Nine.


23.
View STEP EIGHT essay   Steps Eight and Nine are concerned with ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
Steps Eight and Nine are concerned with personal relations.


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps for the answers.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
But in the longer run we clearly realize that these are only the pains of growing up, and nothing but good can come from them if we turn more and more to the entire Twelve Steps for the answers.


25.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps for us.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
We temporarily cease to grow because we feel satisfied that there is no need for all of A.A.'s Twelve Steps for us.


26.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps in his home, often with fine ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
He persistently tries all of A.A.'s Twelve Steps in his home, often with fine results.


27.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps in our program.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
A.A.'s manner of making ready to receive this gift lies in the practice of the Twelve Steps in our program.


28.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... steps in to justify our excesses.   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
When the satisfaction of our instincts for sex, security, and society becomes the sole object of our lives, then pride steps in to justify our excesses.


29.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps into action upon all our affairs ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The wonderful energy it releases and the eager action by which it carries our message to the next suffering alcoholic and which finally translates the Twelve Steps into action upon all our affairs is the payoff, the magnificent reality, of Alcoholics Anonymous.


30.
View STEP ONE essay   ... Steps means the adoption of attitudes and ...   12&12 Step One, p.24  
For practicing A.A.'s remaining eleven Steps means the adoption of attitudes and actions that almost no alcoholic who is still drinking can dream of taking.


31.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps now come to a close.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
These little studies of A.A.'s Twelve Steps now come to a close.


32.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Steps of the A.A. program can be ...   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.


33.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Steps of the A.A. program come in.   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
That is just where the remaining Steps of the A.A. program come in.


34.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps of the program in our daily ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Here we begin to practice all Twelve Steps of the program in our daily lives so that we and those about us may find emotional sobriety.


35.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... Steps of the program of recovery.   BB Working With Others, p.96  
He has read this volume and says he is prepared to go through with the Twelve Steps of the program of recovery.


36.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Steps require sustained and personal exertion to ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
All of the Twelve Steps require sustained and personal exertion to conform to their principles and so, we trust, to God's will.


37.
View STEP SIX essay   ... Steps state perfect ideals.   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
The remaining eleven Steps state perfect ideals.


38.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Steps, Step Three calls for affirmative action, ...   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.


39.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... Steps that summarize the program may be ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
The Twelve Steps that summarize the program may be called los Doce Pasos in one country, les Douze Etapes in another, but they trace exactly the same path to recovery that was blazed by the earliest members of Alcoholics Anonymous.


40.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps, these situations are often set right.(*)   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Nevertheless, under the influence of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, these situations are often set right.(*)


41.
View FOREWORD   ... Steps, they have been able to meet ...   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Many people, nonalcoholics, report that as a result of the practice of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, they have been able to meet other difficulties of life.


42.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... Steps to recovery are suggestions; the Twelve ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Our Twelve Steps to recovery are suggestions; the Twelve Traditions which guarantee A.A.'s unity contain not a single "Don't."


43.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Steps to recovery, he almost certainly signs ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
Unless each A.A. member follows to the best of his ability our suggested Twelve Steps to recovery, he almost certainly signs his own death warrant.


44.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... steps to see that I was presented ...   BB To Employers, p.141  
Had they fired me first, and had they then taken steps to see that I was presented with the solution contained in this book, I might have returned to them six months later, a well man.


45.
View FOREWORD   ... Steps to the alcoholic's dilemma was made ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
In it alcoholism was described from the alcoholic's point of view, the spiritual ideas of the Society were codified for the first time in the Twelve Steps, and the application of these Steps to the alcoholic's dilemma was made clear.


46.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Steps toward a full and meaningful sobriety.   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
This feeling of being at one with God and man, this emerging from isolation through the open and honest sharing of our terrible burden of guilt, brings us to a resting place where we may prepare ourselves for the following Steps toward a full and meaningful sobriety.


47.
View STEP ONE essay   ... steps toward liberation and strength.   12&12 Step One, p.21  
We perceive that only through utter defeat are we able to take our first steps toward liberation and strength.


48.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps we could lose those fears, no ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
But as time passed we found that with the help of A.A.'s Twelve Steps we could lose those fears, no matter what our material prospects were.


49.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps, we had a spiritual awakening about ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
So, practicing these Steps, we had a spiritual awakening about which finally there was no question.


50.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Steps, we have each found something called ...   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.


51.
View STEP TEN essay   ... Steps, we prepare ourselves for the adventure ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
As we work the first nine Steps, we prepare ourselves for the adventure of a new life.


52.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... steps we took, which are suggested as ...   BB How It Works, p.59  
Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:


53.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... steps, we tried to carry this message ...   BB How It Works, p.60  
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


54.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... steps, we tried to carry this message ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
"Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."


55.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Steps we were engaged in reflection.   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
In the first two Steps we were engaged in reflection.


56.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... steps where I could get it at ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
My bootlegger had hidden alcohol at the back steps where I could get it at my convenience.


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