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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... wrong.   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I expressed my entire willingness to approach these individuals, admitting my wrong.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... wrong?"   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
But later, alone in his room, he asked himself this question: "Is it possible that all the religious people I have known are wrong?"


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... wrong.   BB How It Works, pp.65-66  
The first thing apparent was that this world and its people were often quite wrong.


4.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... wrong.   BB Into Action, p.77  
But our man is sure to be impressed with a sincere desire to set right the wrong.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... wrong.   BB The Family Afterward, pp.130-131  
Even when he wanted to assert himself he could not, for his drinking placed him constantly in the wrong.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... wrong.   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Of course our friend was wrong -- dead wrong.


7.
View STEP THREE essay   ... wrong."   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Each fragment says to the others, "We are right and you are wrong."


8.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... wrong.   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
If the Creator gave us our lives in the first place, then He must know in every detail where we have since gone wrong.


9.
View STEP NINE essay   ... wrong.   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
Or we may just procrastinate, telling ourselves the time is not yet, when in reality we have already passed up many a fine chance to right a serious wrong.


10.
View STEP TEN essay   ... wrong.   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong.


11.
View STEP TEN essay   ... wrong.   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
As we glance down the debit side of the day's ledger, we should carefully examine our motives in each thought or act that appears to be wrong.


12.
View STEP TEN essay   ... wrong.   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
There are cases where our ancient enemy, rationalization, has stepped in and has justified conduct which was really wrong.


13.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... wrong.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
But we recoiled from meditation and prayer as obstinately as the scientist who refused to perform a certain experiment lest it prove his pet theory wrong.


14.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... wrong.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
Every group had the right to be wrong.


15.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... wrong.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
Thus it was that under Tradition Four an A.A. group had exercised its right to be wrong.


16.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... wrong.'   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
But from what you've told me about yourself and your problems and how you propose to lick them, I think I know what's wrong.'


17.
View STEP TEN essay   ... wrong also.   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
If somebody hurts us and we are sore, we are in the wrong also.


18.
View STEP TEN essay   ... wrong, and then we approach true tolerance ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Finally, we begin to see that all people, including ourselves, are to some extent emotionally ill as well as frequently wrong, and then we approach true tolerance and see what real love for our fellows actually means.


19.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... wrong -- dead wrong.   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Of course our friend was wrong -- dead wrong.


20.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... wrong-doing as a means of destroying the ...   BB Into Action, p.80  
He thus used his own wrong-doing as a means of destroying the reputation of another.


21.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... wrong-doing of others, fancied or real, had ...   BB How It Works, p.66  
In that state, the wrong-doing of others, fancied or real, had power to actually kill.


22.
View STEP THREE essay   ... wrong forms of dependence.   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Like our professional friends, we, too, are aware that there are wrong forms of dependence.


23.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... wrong he could not possibly make right.   BB Into Action, p.80  
He felt that he had done a wrong he could not possibly make right.


24.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... wrong he has done us.   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
To escape looking at the wrongs we have done another, we resentfully focus on the wrong he has done us.


25.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... wrong, he might make a rough survey ...   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Using his best judgment of what has been right and what has been wrong, he might make a rough survey of his conduct with respect to his primary instincts for sex, security, and society.


26.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... wrong, I may bring the spirit of ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


27.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... wrong moment, particularly when some important decision ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He has a positive genius for getting tight at exactly the wrong moment, particularly when some important decision must be made or engagement kept.


28.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... 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.


29.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... wrong promptly admitted it.   BB How It Works, p.59  
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.


30.
View STEP TEN essay   ... wrong promptly admitted it."   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
"Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it."


31.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... wrong side of every argument, but that ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Dad may feel that for years his drinking has placed him on the wrong side of every argument, but that now he has become a superior person with God on his side.


32.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... wrong; the voice on the subway was ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.138  
The group was right and I was wrong; the voice on the subway was not the voice of God.


33.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... wrong thinking and action have hurt us ...   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.


34.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... wrong to make a burning issue out ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
She sees she was wrong to make a burning issue out of such a matter when his more serious ailments were being rapidly cured.


35.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... wrong track.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
The men who cry for money and shelter before conquering alcohol, are on the wrong track.


36.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... wrong us and we stayed sore.   BB How It Works, p.66  
The usual outcome was that people continued to wrong us and we stayed sore.


37.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... wrong was as far as most of ...   BB How It Works, p.66  
To conclude that others were wrong was as far as most of us ever got.


38.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... wrong we ought to admit it promptly.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
By this time, at Step Ten, we had begun to get a basis for daily living, and we keenly realized that we would need to continue taking personal inventory, and that when we were in the wrong we ought to admit it promptly.


39.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... wrong whatever with becoming a lay therapist.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
There was nothing wrong whatever with becoming a lay therapist.


40.
View STEP TEN essay   ... wrong with us.   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
It is a spiritual axiom that every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us.


41.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... wrong with us alcoholics about which plenty ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
But all who are in the least reasonable will agree upon one point: that there is plenty wrong with us alcoholics about which plenty will have to be done if we are to expect sobriety, progress, and any real ability to cope with life.


42.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... wrong with us, to see those flaws ...   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.


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