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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 MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... thinking?  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
Of what is he thinking?


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... thinking.  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
They flatly declare that since they have come to believe in a Power greater than themselves, to take a certain attitude toward that Power, and to do certain simple things, there has been a revolutionary change in their way of living and thinking.


3.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... thinking.  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
But in most fields our generation has witnessed complete liberation of our thinking.


4.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... thinking.  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
This may hang on for months, long after their mother has accepted dad's new way of living and thinking.


5.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... thinking.  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
We know what you are thinking.


6.
View CONTENTS   ... thinking.  12&12 Contents (Step Two), p.5  
Negative and positive thinking.


7.
View STEP TWO essay   ... thinking.  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Since we were brighter than most folks (so we thought), the spoils of victory would be ours for the thinking.


8.
View STEP TWO essay   ... thinking.  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
This all meant, of course, that we had substituted negative for positive thinking.


9.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... thinking.  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Either we were shy, and dared not draw near others, or we were apt to be noisy good fellows craving attention and companionship, but never getting it -- at least to our way of thinking.


10.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... thinking.  12&12 Step Five, p.60  
The second difficulty is this: what comes to us alone may be garbled by our own rationalization and wishful thinking.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... thinking.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
The prospective partners need to be solid A.A.'s and long enough acquainted to know that their compatibility at spiritual, mental, and emotional levels is a fact and not wishful thinking.


12.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... thinking.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
This phenomenon of contrast really set us thinking.


13.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... thinking about humility commences to have a ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
But when we have taken a square look at some of these defects, have discussed them with another, and have become willing to have them removed, our thinking about humility commences to have a wider meaning.


14.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... thinking about our day we may face ...  BB Into Action, p.86  
In thinking about our day we may face indecision.


15.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... thinking and action have hurt us and ...  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.


16.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... thinking and depression vanish in a twinkling.  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Now about health: A body badly burned by alcohol does not often recover overnight nor do twisted thinking and depression vanish in a twinkling.


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... thinking and doing are the habits of ...  BB To Wives, p.118  
His ways of thinking and doing are the habits of years.


18.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... thinking and honest appraisal.  12&12 Step Four, p.54  
It will be an aid to clear thinking and honest appraisal.


19.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... thinking and the human tendency to rationalize ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
He may have forgotten the possibility that his own wishful thinking and the human tendency to rationalize have distorted his so-called guidance.


20.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... thinking and you hate to meet your ...  BB To Wives, p.114  
If your husband is a drinker, you probably worry over what other people are thinking and you hate to meet your friends.


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... thinking by the new God-consciousness within.  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I was to test my thinking by the new God-consciousness within.


22.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... thinking, didn't we?  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Yes, we reveled in that sort of thinking, didn't we?


23.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... thinking, directly caused by the action of ...  BB To Employers, p.140  
Can it be appreciated that he has been a victim of crooked thinking, directly caused by the action of alcohol on his brain?


24.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... thinking dominates an alcoholic who repeats time ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
What sort of thinking dominates an alcoholic who repeats time after time the desperate experiment of the first drink?


25.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... thinking, especially asking that it be divorced ...  BB Into Action, p.86  
Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives.


26.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... thinking had to be abandoned.  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
This sort of thinking had to be abandoned.


27.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... thinking has been characteristic of every single ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
To us it is not far-fetched, for this kind of thinking has been characteristic of every single one of us.


28.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... thinking how they might present their discovery ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
Seeing much of each other, scarce an evening passed that someone's home did not shelter a little gathering of men and women, happy in their release, and constantly thinking how they might present their discovery to some newcomer.


29.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... thinking, imaginative and likeable?  BB To Employers, p.139  
Is he not usually brilliant, fast-thinking, imaginative and likeable?


30.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... thinking is cleared of wrong motives.  BB Into Action, p.86  
Our thought-life will be placed on a much higher plane when our thinking is cleared of wrong motives.


31.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... thinking is fully established in an individual ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
When this sort of thinking is fully established in an individual with alcoholic tendencies, he has probably placed himself beyond human aid, and unless locked up, may die or go permanently insane.


32.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... thinking it over.  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He had been thinking it over.


33.
View STEP TWO essay   ... thinking lost out because God deserted us.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
More often, though, we had met up with some major calamity, and to our way of thinking lost out because God deserted us.


34.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... thinking of ourselves most of the time?  BB Into Action, p.86  
Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time?


35.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... thinking of the disgrace and hard times ...  BB To Wives, p.116  
You may be afraid your husband will lose his position; you are thinking of the disgrace and hard times which will befall you and the children.


36.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... thinking of what we could do for ...  BB Into Action, p.86  
Or were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life?


37.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... thinking or advice.  BB How It Works, p.70  
We avoid hysterical thinking or advice.


38.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... thinking, solid honesty, and genuine humility.  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Only by discussing ourselves, holding back nothing, only by being willing to take advice and accept direction could we set foot on the road to straight thinking, solid honesty, and genuine humility.


39.
View STEP THREE essay   ... thinking takes no real account of the ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
The trouble is that this kind of thinking takes no real account of the facts.


40.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... thinking was soft and mushy when we ...  BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Hence we are at pains to tell why we think our present faith is reasonable, why we think it more sane and logical to believe than not to believe, why we say our former thinking was soft and mushy when we threw up our hands in doubt and said, "We don't know."


41.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... thinking we believe this universe needs no ...  BB We Agnostics, p.49  
We read wordy books and indulge in windy arguments, thinking we believe this universe needs no God to explain it.


42.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... thinking, when enchanted by a starlit night, ...  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
Yet, in other moments, we found ourselves thinking, when enchanted by a starlit night, "Who, then, made all this?"


43.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... thinking will, as time passes, be more ...  BB Into Action, p.87  
Nevertheless, we find that our thinking will, as time passes, be more and more on the plane of inspiration.


44.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... thinking: "Yes, what you tell us is ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
Some of you are thinking: "Yes, what you tell us is true, but it doesn't fully apply.


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