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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 TRADITION ONE essay   ... wishes.  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
We believe there isn't a fellowship on earth which lavishes more devoted care upon its individual members; surely there is none which more jealously guards the individual's right to think, talk, and act as he wishes.


2.
View STEP SIX essay   ... wishes for us here on earth.  12&12 Step Six, p.65  
When they drive us blindly, or we willfully demand that they supply us with more satisfactions or pleasures than are possible or due us, that is the point at which we depart from the degree of perfection that God wishes for us here on earth.


3.
View STEP TWO essay   ... wishes" instead of "Thy will be done."  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
We had always said, "Grant me my wishes" instead of "Thy will be done."


4.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... wishes of A.A. as a 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.


5.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... wishes, or privileges of anyone else; a ...  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.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... wishes respected.  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
Each is interested in having his or her wishes respected.


7.
View STEP SIX essay   ... wishes to be reasonably safe and secure ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
And he wishes to be reasonably safe and secure as he tries to attain these things.


8.
View STEP SIX essay   ... wishes to be rid of his most ...  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Practically everybody wishes to be rid of his most glaring and destructive handicaps.


9.
View STEP ONE essay   ... wishes to be rigorously honest and tolerant?  12&12 Step One, p.24  
Who wishes to be rigorously honest and tolerant?


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... wishes to discuss it.  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Don't, at this stage, refer to this book, unless he has seen it and wishes to discuss it.


11.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... wishes to make a decision and tell ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
Let him know you are available if he wishes to make a decision and tell his story, but do not insist upon it if he prefers to consult someone else.


12.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... wishes to say, he will probably be ...  BB To Employers, pp.144-145  
If he feels free to discuss his problems with you, if he knows you understand and will not be upset by anything he wishes to say, he will probably be off to a fast start.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... wishes to talk, let him do so.  BB Working With Others, p.91  
If he wishes to talk, let him do so.


14.
View STEP THREE essay   ... wishes to try, exactly how can he ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
No matter how much one wishes to try, exactly how can he turn his own will and his own life over to the care of whatever God he thinks there is?


15.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... wishes to win an election, so it ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
A political party wishes to win an election, so it advertises the virtues of its leadership to draw votes.


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