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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   ... willing.   BB Into Action, p.76  
If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... willing.   BB Into Action, p.79  
We may lose our position or reputation or face jail, but we are willing.


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... willing.   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
You say, "Yes, I'm willing.


4.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... willing and able to recover on a ...   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Understanding our work, he can do this with an eye to selecting those who are willing and able to recover on a spiritual basis.


5.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... willing and honest enough to try.   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our race, creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try.


6.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... willing -- and many were -- why shouldn't their ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
Provided they were willing -- and many were -- why shouldn't their membership be publicized, thereby encouraging others to join us?


7.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... willing and persistent effort to do this, ...   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Without a willing and persistent effort to do this, there can be little sobriety or contentment for us.


8.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... willing, by day or night, to place ...   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
They were willing, by day or night, to place a new man in the hospital and visit him afterward.


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... willing, it shall not be repeated.   BB Into Action, p.81  
We are sorry for what we have done and, God willing, it shall not be repeated.


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... willing newcomer feels sure A.A. is the ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Any willing newcomer feels sure A.A. is the only safe harbor for the foundering vessel he has become.


11.
View STEP THREE essay   ... willing person continue to turn his will ...   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
So how, exactly, can the willing person continue to turn his will and his life over to the Higher Power?


12.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... willing -- shall sustain us in unity for ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
They live today in the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which -- God willing -- shall sustain us in unity for so long as He may need us.


13.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... willing start is made, then the great ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
But if a willing start is made, then the great advantages of doing this will so quickly reveal themselves that the pain will be lessened as one obstacle after another melts away.


14.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... willing, that he might be able to ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
He hoped, God willing, that he might be able to find some of these treasures, too.


15.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... willing that you should have all of ...   BB Into Action, p.76  
When ready, we say something like this: "My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad.


16.
View STEP SIX essay   ... willing to aim toward perfection.   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
It is suggested that we ought to become entirely willing to aim toward perfection.


17.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... willing to announce our convictions with tact ...   BB Into Action, p.77  
When it will serve any good purpose, we are willing to announce our convictions with tact and common sense.


18.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... willing to apply the lessons it learned.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
Moreover, it had performed a great service for Alcoholics Anonymous, because it had been humbly willing to apply the lessons it learned.


19.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... willing to believe.   BB We Agnostics, p.57  
Circumstances made him willing to believe.


20.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... willing to believe in a Power greater ...   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
It was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself.


21.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... willing to believe in a Power greater ...   BB Working With Others, p.93  
The main thing is that he be willing to believe in a Power greater than himself and that he live by spiritual principles.


22.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... willing to believe, that there is a ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
"Do I now believe, or am I even willing to believe, that there is a Power greater than myself?"


23.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... willing to believe, we emphatically assure him ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
As soon as a man can say that he does believe, or is willing to believe, we emphatically assure him that he is on his way.


24.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... willing to bring former mistakes, no matter ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
We think each family which has been relieved owes something to those who have not, and when the occasion requires, each member of it should be only too willing to bring former mistakes, no matter how grievous, out of their hiding places.


25.
View STEP SIX essay   ... willing to clean house and then asked ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
But when I became willing to clean house and then asked a Higher Power, God as I understood Him, to give me release, my obsession to drink vanished.


26.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... willing to commence the search for his ...   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Now willing to commence the search for his own defects, he will ask, "Just how do I go about this? How do I take inventory of myself?"


27.
View STEP THREE essay   ... willing to depend upon a Higher Power, ...   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
And the facts seem to be these: The more we become willing to depend upon a Higher Power, the more independent we actually are.


28.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... willing to do anything necessary.   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
On the third day the lawyer gave his life to the care and direction of his Creator, and said he was perfectly willing to do anything necessary.


29.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... willing to do that if necessary, but ...   BB Into Action, p.79  
We thought he ought to be willing to do that if necessary, but if he were in jail he could provide nothing for either family.


30.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... willing to get well, little charity, in ...   BB Working With Others, p.97  
For the type of alcoholic who is able and willing to get well, little charity, in the ordinary sense of the word, is needed or wanted.


31.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... willing to go to any length to ...   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.


32.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... willing to go to jail if she ...   BB Into Action, p.79  
He said he was perfectly willing to go to jail if she insisted.


33.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... willing to grow along spiritual lines.   BB How It Works, p.60  
The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.


34.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... willing to grow toward it.   BB How It Works, p.69  
Whatever our ideal turns out to be, we must be willing to grow toward it.


35.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... willing to have a third party in ...   BB To Employers, p.146  
After your man has gone along without drinking for a few months, you may be able to make use of his services with other employees who are giving you the alcoholic run-around -- provided, of course, they are willing to have a third party in the picture.


36.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... willing to have my new-found Friend take ...   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I ruthlessly faced my sins and became willing to have my new-found Friend take them away, root and branch.


37.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... willing to have them removed, our thinking ...   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.


38.
View STEP ONE essay   ... willing to listen as the dying can ...   12&12 Step One, p.24  
Then, and only then, do we become as open-minded to conviction and as willing to listen as the dying can be.


39.
View STEP THREE essay   ... willing to look for something better.   12&12 Step Three, pp.37-38  
Each of us has had his own near-fatal encounter with the juggernaut of self-will, and has suffered enough under its weight to be willing to look for something better.


40.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... willing to maintain a certain simple attitude.   BB There Is A Solution, pp.26-27  
He can go anywhere on this earth where other free men may go without disaster, provided he remains willing to maintain a certain simple attitude.


41.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... willing to make amends.   BB Into Action, p.76  
We have a list of all persons we have harmed and to whom we are willing to make amends.


42.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... willing to make amends to them all.   BB How It Works, p.59  
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.


43.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... willing to make amends to them all."   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
"Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all."


44.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... willing to make amends where we have ...   BB How It Works, p.69  
We must be willing to make amends where we have done harm, provided that we do not bring about still more harm in so doing.


45.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... willing to make the effort.   BB There Is A Solution, pp.25-26  
This we did because we honestly wanted to, and were willing to make the effort.


46.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... willing to make use of our experience, ...   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Should you wish them above all else, and be willing to make use of our experience, we are sure they will come.


47.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... willing to overlook his past performances.   BB To Employers, p.141  
You are willing to overlook his past performances.


48.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... willing to partake and be strengthened and ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Let us become willing to partake and be strengthened and lifted up by the sheer spiritual power, beauty, and love of which these magnificent words are the carriers.


49.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... willing to place spiritual growth first -- then ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
But when we are willing to place spiritual growth first -- then and only then do we have a real chance.


50.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... willing to receive that grace of God ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Well, we surely have a chance if we switch from "two-stepping" to "twelve-stepping," if we are willing to receive that grace of God which can sustain and strengthen us in any catastrophe.


51.
View STEP NINE essay   ... willing to reveal the very worst, we ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
While we may be quite willing to reveal the very worst, we must be sure to remember that we cannot buy our own peace of mind at the expense of others.


52.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... willing to set these matters straight.   BB How It Works, p.67  
We admitted our wrongs honestly and were willing to set these matters straight.


53.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... willing to set things right.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We had to begin to make our peace, and so we listed the people we had harmed and became willing to set things right.


54.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... willing to sit quietly on the sidelines ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
The elder statesman is the one who sees the wisdom of the group's decision, who holds no resentment over his reduced status, whose judgment, fortified by considerable experience, is sound, and who is willing to sit quietly on the sidelines patiently awaiting developments.


55.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... willing to stay right size.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
He's willing to stay right size.


56.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... willing to straighten out the past if ...   BB How It Works, p.70  
We have listed the people we have hurt by our conduct, and are willing to straighten out the past if we can.


57.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... willing to take advice and accept direction ...   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.


58.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... willing to take the measures necessary to ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
If I am unable to change the present state of affairs, am I willing to take the measures necessary to shape my life to conditions as they are?


59.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... willing to talk to one of them.   BB To Wives, p.112  
Your husband may be willing to talk to one of them.


60.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... willing to tell him that he is ...   BB Working With Others, p.92  
If his own doctor is willing to tell him that he is alcoholic, so much the better.


61.
View STEP TWO essay   ... willing to term themselves "problem drinkers," but ...   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Some will be willing to term themselves "problem drinkers," but cannot endure the suggestion that they are in fact mentally ill.


62.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... willing to try humility in seeking the ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
It is really saying to us that we now ought to be willing to try humility in seeking the removal of our other shortcomings just as we did when we admitted that we were powerless over alcohol, and came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


63.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... willing to try this.   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
It seems plain that the grace of God will not enter to expel our destructive obsessions until we are willing to try this.


64.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... willing to turn the past to good ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
That is true only if one is willing to turn the past to good account.


65.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... willing to work for humility as something ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
To get completely away from our aversion to the idea of being humble, to gain a vision of humility as the avenue to true freedom of the human spirit, to be willing to work for humility as something to be desired for itself, takes most of us a long, long time.


66.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... willing to work hard at the elimination ...   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
By now the newcomer has probably arrived at the following conclusions: that his character defects, representing instincts gone astray, have been the primary cause of his drinking and his failure at life; that unless he is now willing to work hard at the elimination of the worst of these defects, both sobriety and peace of mind will still elude him; that all the faulty foundation of his life will have to be torn out and built anew on bedrock.


67.
View STEP SIX essay   ... willing to work toward ourselves.   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
That is something we are supposed to be willing to work toward ourselves.


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