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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View CONTENTS   ... sufficiency.  12&12 Contents (Step Two), p.5  
Problems of intellectuality and self-sufficiency.


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View CONTENTS   ... sufficiency.  12&12 Contents (Step Three), p.5  
Dangers of self-sufficiency.


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View STEP THREE essay   ... sufficiency.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Should his own image in the mirror be too awful to contemplate (and it usually is), he might first take a look at the results normal people are getting from self-sufficiency.


4.
View STEP ONE essay   ... sufficiency and all will to resist its ...  12&12 Step One, p.21  
Alcohol, now become the rapacious creditor, bleeds us of all self-sufficiency and all will to resist its demands.


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View STEP THREE essay   ... sufficiency is not paying off.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
The philosophy of self-sufficiency is not paying off.


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View STEP TWO essay   ... sufficiency, prejudice, and defiance often prove more ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
The roadblocks of indifference, fancied self-sufficiency, prejudice, and defiance often prove more solid and formidable for these people than any erected by the unconvinced agnostic or even the militant atheist.


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View STEP SEVEN essay   ... sufficiency, that we began to feel humility ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
It was only at the end of a long road, marked by successive defeats and humiliations, and the final crushing of our self-sufficiency, that we began to feel humility as something more than a condition of groveling despair.


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View STEP TWO essay   ... sufficiency who have cut themselves off, those ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
There will be those who have drifted into indifference, those filled with self-sufficiency who have cut themselves off, those who have become prejudiced against religion, and those who are downright defiant because God has failed to fulfill their demands.


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View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... sufficiency" worked with them, we began to ...  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
When others showed us that "God-sufficiency" worked with them, we began to feel like those who had insisted the Wrights would never fly.


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View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... sufficiency would solve our problems.  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
We agnostics and atheists were sticking to the idea that self-sufficiency would solve our problems.


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