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1.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... whole.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
Though the aggregate of recoveries resulting from psychiatric effort is considerable, we physicians must admit we have made little impression upon the problem as a whole.


2.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... whole.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Four -- Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.


3.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... whole.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
1. Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole.


4.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... whole.   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.


5.
View FOREWORD   ... whole.   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.


6.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... whole."   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
"Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole."


7.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... whole.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Whoever pays the piper is apt to call the tune, and if the A.A. Foundation obtained money from outside sources, its trustees might be tempted to run things without reference to the wishes of A.A. as a whole.


8.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... whole.   12&12 Tradition Nine, pp.174-175  
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.


9.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... whole.   12&12 Tradition One (Long), p.189  
One -- Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole.


10.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... whole.   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.


11.
View STEP THREE essay   ... whole A.A. program will rest upon how ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
In fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. program will rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to come to "a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


12.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... whole and so survive?"   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
The "12 Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous are, we A.A.'s believe, the best answers that our experience has yet given to those ever-urgent questions, "How can A.A. best function?" and, "How can A.A. best stay whole and so survive?"


13.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... whole are reflected in new customs and ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
While our literature has preserved the integrity of the A.A. message, sweeping changes in society as a whole are reflected in new customs and practices within the Fellowship.


14.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... whole area of human relations, and having ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Having carefully surveyed this whole area of human relations, and having decided exactly what personality traits in us injured and disturbed others, we can now commence to ransack memory for the people to whom we have given offense.


15.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... whole areas from turmoil, small offices had ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
To save whole areas from turmoil, small offices had to be set up, telephones installed, and a few full-time secretaries hired.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... whole attitude and outlook upon life will ...   BB Into Action, p.84  
Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.


17.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God's universe.


18.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... whole chapter could be written.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
There is the manic-depressive type, who is, perhaps, the least understood by his friends, and about whom a whole chapter could be written.


19.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... whole could survive and function effectively.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
As we discovered the principles by which the individual alcoholic could live, so we had to evolve principles by which the A.A. groups and A.A. as a whole could survive and function effectively.


20.
View STEP TEN essay   ... whole day, or maybe a whole year.   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
One unkind tirade or one willful snap judgment can ruin our relation with another person for a whole day, or maybe a whole year.


21.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... whole deportment shouts at the new prospect ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
That the man who is making the approach has had the same difficulty, that he obviously knows what he is talking about, that his whole deportment shouts at the new prospect that he is a man with a real answer, that he has no attitude of Holier Than Thou, nothing whatever except the sincere desire to be helpful; that there are no fees to pay, no axes to grind, no people to please, no lectures to be endured -- these are the conditions we have found most effective.


22.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... whole eastern United States in a year.   BB Bill's Story, p.3  
We covered the whole eastern United States in a year.


23.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... whole emphasis of Step Seven is on ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
The whole emphasis of Step Seven is on humility.


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast received back into his community in full citizenship, and above all to watch these people awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives -- these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.'s message to the next alcoholic.


25.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... whole family, either by a rule of ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
What happens when we try to dominate the whole family, either by a rule of iron or by a constant outpouring of minute directions for just how their lives should be lived from hour to hour?


26.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... whole Fellowship.   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
I. Final responsibility and ultimate authority for A.A. world services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.


27.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... whole-heartedly met a few simple requirements.   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
This happened soon after they whole-heartedly met a few simple requirements.


28.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... whole is threatened.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
But in relation to us, it means very simply that every A.A. group can manage its affairs exactly as it pleases, except when A.A. as a whole is threatened.


29.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... whole life seemed to be centered around ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
My whole life seemed to be centered around doing what I wanted to do, without regard for the rights, wishes, or privileges of anyone else; a state of mind which became more and more predominant as the years passed.


30.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... whole lifetime geared to self-centeredness cannot be ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
A whole lifetime geared to self-centeredness cannot be set in reverse all at once.


31.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... whole, nor ought it affiliate itself with ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
In charting this enormous expanse of freedom, we found it necessary to post only two storm signals: A group ought not do anything which would greatly injure A.A. as a whole, nor ought it affiliate itself with anything or anybody else.


32.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... whole, or A.A. dies.   12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
We stay whole, or A.A. dies.


33.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... whole pattern of living as eagerly as ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Can we love the whole pattern of living as eagerly as we do the small segment of it we discover when we try to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety?


34.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... whole pattern of our lives.   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
We can go far beyond those things which were superficially wrong with us, to see those flaws which were basic, flaws which sometimes were responsible for the whole pattern of our lives.


35.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... whole peoples.   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
In the world about us we saw personalities destroying whole peoples.


36.
View STEP TWO essay   ... whole philosophy of life, in which he ...   12&12 Step Two, p.25  
His whole philosophy of life, in which he so gloried, is threatened.


37.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... whole public.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
We simply couldn't afford to take the chance of letting self-appointed members present themselves as messiahs representing A.A. before the whole public.


38.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... whole range of our needs is well ...   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."


39.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... whole -- should never be organized at all.   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Today, we are able to say with assurance that Alcoholics Anonymous -- A.A. as a whole -- should never be organized at all.


40.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... whole show.'   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
"'Well,' said I, 'I think you're just a conceited Irishman who thinks he can run the whole show.'


41.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... whole show; is forever trying to arrange ...   BB How It Works, p.60  
Each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show; is forever trying to arrange the lights, the ballet, the scenery and the rest of the players in his own way.


42.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... whole situation has long since been adjusted.   BB Into Action, p.79  
Of course she did not, and the whole situation has long since been adjusted.


43.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... whole Society and under which we may ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
As we lay aside these very human aspirations, we believe that each of us takes part in the weaving of a protective mantle which covers our whole Society and under which we may grow and work in unity.


44.
View STEP ONE essay   ... whole Society has sprung and flowered.   12&12 Step One, p.22  
The principle that we shall find no enduring strength until we first admit complete defeat is the main taproot from which our whole Society has sprung and flowered.


45.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... whole Society in its world affairs.   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
II. The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole Society in its world affairs.


46.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... whole story, for in this case not ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
But that wasn't the whole story, for in this case not only was an A.A. member to break his anonymity at a public level, he was to link the name Alcoholics Anonymous to this particular educational project in the minds of millions.


47.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... whole story unless it will serve some ...   BB Working With Others, p.92  
Doctors are rightly loath to tell alcoholic patients the whole story unless it will serve some good purpose.


48.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... whole; that no personal sacrifice is too ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Realization dawns that he is but a small part of a great whole; that no personal sacrifice is too great for preservation of the Fellowship.


49.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... whole, that's quite a different matter.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
But when it comes to A.A. as a whole, that's quite a different matter.


50.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... whole these marriages are very good ones.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
On the whole these marriages are very good ones.


51.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... whole thing was nothing but a mass ...   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
Could we still say the whole thing was nothing but a mass of electrons, created out of nothing, meaning nothing, whirling on to a destiny of nothingness?


52.
View STEP THREE essay   ... whole trouble had been the misuse of ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
Our whole trouble had been the misuse of willpower.


53.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... whole truth, and he got it.   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
He begged the doctor to tell him the whole truth, and he got it.


54.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... whole truth nor have we followed their ...   BB Into Action, p.73  
We have seldom told them the whole truth nor have we followed their advice.


55.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... whole, we were pretty good women, capable ...   BB To Wives, p.116  
We thought, on the whole, we were pretty good women, capable of being nicer if our husbands stopped drinking.


56.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... whole weight of the A.A. name behind ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
In fact, we felt duty-bound to throw the whole weight of the A.A. name behind any meritorious cause.


57.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... whole without conferring with the trustees of ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
And no group, regional committee, or individual should ever take any action that might greatly affect A.A. as a whole without conferring with the trustees of the General Service Board.


58.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... whole without conferring with the trustees of ...   12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
And no group, regional committee, or individual should ever take any action that might greatly affect A.A. as a whole without conferring with the trustees of the General Service Board.


59.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... whole world abound.   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Of course the depressive and the power-driver are personality extremes, types with which A.A. and the whole world abound.


60.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... whole, would suffice as a higher power.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
For the time being, we who were atheist or agnostic discovered that our own group, or A.A. as a whole, would suffice as a higher power.


61.
View STEP TEN essay   ... whole year.   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
One unkind tirade or one willful snap judgment can ruin our relation with another person for a whole day, or maybe a whole year.


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