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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
  ... (fear).  BB How It Works, p.65
Mr. Brown -- his attention to my wife -- sex relations; self esteem (fear).


2.
  ... (fear).  BB How It Works, p.65
Mr. Brown -- told my wife of my mistress -- sex relations; self esteem (fear).


3.
  ... (fear).  BB How It Works, p.65
Mr. Brown -- Brown may get my job at the office -- security; self esteem (fear).


4.
  ... (fear).  BB How It Works, p.65
Mrs. Jones -- she's a nut, she snubbed me; she committed her husband for drinking; he's my friend; she's a gossip -- personal relationship; self esteem (fear).


5.
  ... (fear).  BB How It Works, p.65
My wife -- misunderstands and nags; likes Brown; wants the house put in her name -- pride; personal sex relations; security (fear).


6.
  ... fear.  BB How It Works, p.68
At once, we commence to outgrow fear.


7.
  ... fear.  BB Into Action, p.84
Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear.


8.
  ... fear.  BB To Wives, p.104
We have had long rendezvous with hurt pride, frustration, self-pity, misunderstanding and fear.


9.
  ... fear.  BB To Wives, p.116
There is another paralyzing fear.


10.
  ... fear.  BB To Employers, p.145
The greatest enemies of us alcoholics are resentment, jealousy, envy, frustration, and fear.


11.
  ... fear.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Three), p.10
Early intolerance based on fear.


12.
  ... "Fear."  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123
So false pride became the reverse side of that ruinous coin marked "Fear."


13.
  ... fear.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140
If all those rules had been in effect everywhere, nobody could have possibly joined A.A. at all, so great was the sum of our anxiety and fear.


14.
  ... fear, a soul-sickness in its own right.  12&12 Step Four, p.49
All these failings generate fear, a soul-sickness in its own right.


15.
  ... fear, and despair, and even the death ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.131
And this they did find, in measure to transcend all the defects of their frail craft, every test of uncertainty, pain, fear, and despair, and even the death of one.


16.
  ... fear and direct our attention to what ...  BB How It Works, p.68
We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what He would have us be.


17.
  ... fear and frustration fell over the group.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.149
A chill chokedamp of fear and frustration fell over the group.


18.
  ... fear and inferiority about my fitness for ...  12&12 Step Four, p.51
Did fear and inferiority about my fitness for my job destroy my confidence and fill me with conflict?


19.
  ... fear and reluctance to do this, that ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55
So intense, though, is our fear and reluctance to do this, that many A.A.'s at first try to bypass Step Five.


20.
  ... fear and tension -- that makes for more ...  BB Into Action, p.73
He is under constant fear and tension -- that makes for more drinking.


21.
  ... fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions.  BB Into Action, p.88
We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions.


22.
  ... fear beat him back every time he ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49
Both his pride and his fear beat him back every time he tries to look within himself.


23.
  ... fear chief activator of defects.  12&12 Contents (Step Seven), p.7
Self-centered fear chief activator of defects.


24.
  ... fear conspired with pride to hinder our ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.79
These were some of the ways in which fear conspired with pride to hinder our making a list of all the people we had harmed.


25.
  ... fear, fear which today has been largely ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167
But when we had declared that our Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could any A.A. member carry our knowledge into other fields, we were taking the counsel of fear, fear which today has been largely dispelled in the light of experience.


26.
  ... fear, frustration, and depression.  12&12 Step Four, p.44
We have drunk to drown feelings of fear, frustration, and depression.


27.
  ... fear, frustration, or misunderstanding, and permit us ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103
Just saying it over and over will often enable us to clear a channel choked up with anger, fear, frustration, or misunderstanding, and permit us to return to the surest help of all -- our search for God's will, not our own, in the moment of stress.


28.
  ... fear, greed, possessiveness, and pride have too ...  12&12 Step Four, p.51
In these areas fear, greed, possessiveness, and pride have too often done their worst.


29.
  Fear gripped him.  BB A Vision For You, p.154
Fear gripped him.


30.
  ... fear, in turn, generates more character defects.  12&12 Step Four, p.49
Then fear, in turn, generates more character defects.


31.
  ... "fear" is bracketed alongside the difficulties with ...  BB How It Works, p.67
Notice that the word "fear" is bracketed alongside the difficulties with Mr. Brown, Mrs. Jones, the employer, and the wife.


32.
  ... fear, jealousy, and the like.  12&12 Step Ten, p.88
That is the emotional hangover, the direct result of yesterday's and sometimes today's excesses of negative emotion -- anger, fear, jealousy, and the like.


33.
  ... fear nor favor, we can truly thank ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.95
Having so considered our day, not omitting to take due note of things well done, and having searched our hearts with neither fear nor favor, we can truly thank God for the blessings we have received and sleep in good conscience.


34.
  ... fear of creditors no matter how far ...  BB Into Action, p.78
We must lose our fear of creditors no matter how far we have to go, for we are liable to drink if we are afraid to face them.


35.
  Fear of exploitation.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Seven), p.11
Fear of exploitation.


36.
  ... fear of making a scene should I ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173
Many mornings I have gone to classes, and even though fully prepared, would turn and walk back to the fraternity house because of my jitters, not daring to enter the classroom for fear of making a scene should I be called on for recitation.


37.
  ... fear of not sleeping, and the other ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175
One was the fear of not sleeping, and the other was the fear of running out of liquor.


38.
  Fear of people and of economic insecurity ...  BB Into Action, p.84
Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.


39.
  ... fear of running out of liquor.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175
One was the fear of not sleeping, and the other was the fear of running out of liquor.


40.
  ... fear of the alcoholic stigma, and spread ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186
These quiet disclosures helped him to lose his fear of the alcoholic stigma, and spread the news of A.A.'s existence in his community.


41.
  ... fear of the next debauch; the mother ...  BB To Wives, p.104
But for every man who drinks others are involved -- the wife who trembles in fear of the next debauch; the mother and father who see their son wasting away.


42.
  ... fear of this sort turn out to ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49
But the testimony of A.A.'s who have really tried a moral inventory is that pride and fear of this sort turn out to be bogeymen, nothing else.


43.
  ... fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter.  BB How It Works, p.63
As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter.


44.
  ... fear or hate anybody, has to be ...  12&12 Step Ten, pp.92-93
The idea that we can be possessively loving of a few, can ignore the many, and can continue to fear or hate anybody, has to be abandoned, if only a little at a time.


45.
  ... fear or intolerance may lessen your husband's ...  BB To Wives, p.120
The slightest sign of fear or intolerance may lessen your husband's chance of recovery.


46.
  ... fear ought to be classed with stealing.  BB How It Works, pp.67-68
Sometimes we think fear ought to be classed with stealing.


47.
  ... fear pain less, and desire humility more ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75
We began to fear pain less, and desire humility more than ever.


48.
  ... fear -- primarily fear that we would lose ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76
The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear -- primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we demanded.


49.
  ... fear problem, or any other.  BB How It Works, p.68
Some of us once had great self-confidence, but it didn't fully solve the fear problem, or any other.


50.
  ... Fear says, "You dare not look!"  12&12 Step Four, p.49
Pride says, "You need not pass this way," and Fear says, "You dare not look!"


51.
  ... (fear); security.  BB How It Works, p.65
My employer -- unreasonable, unjust, overbearing; threatens to fire me for drinking and padding my expense account -- self esteem (fear); security.


52.
  ... fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step ...  BB How It Works, p.62
Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate.


53.
  ... fear, self-pity, and hurt feelings, it was ...  12&12 Step Five, p.59
Because we were still bothered by fear, self-pity, and hurt feelings, it was probable we couldn't appraise ourselves fairly at all.


54.
  Fear sobered me for a bit.  BB Bill's Story, p.8
Fear sobered me for a bit.


55.
  ... fear, society breaking up into warring fragments.  12&12 Step Three, p.37
Everywhere he sees people filled with anger and fear, society breaking up into warring fragments.


56.
  ... fear that he might start drinking again.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi
The broker had gone to Akron on a business venture which had collapsed, leaving him greatly in fear that he might start drinking again.


57.
  ... fear that large numbers of incoming people ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184
Between these lines, it is easy to read our fear that large numbers of incoming people might break our anonymity wide open.


58.
  ... fear that our instincts will not be ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49
Unreasonable fear that our instincts will not be satisfied drives us to covet the possessions of others, to lust for sex and power, to become angry when our instinctive demands are threatened, to be envious when the ambitions of others seem to be realized while ours are not.


59.
  ... fear that we would lose something we ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76
The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear -- primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we demanded.


60.
  ... fear the true basis of intolerance?  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140
After all, isn't fear the true basis of intolerance?


61.
  ... fear; they only thought they had humbled ...  BB Into Action, p.73
They only thought they had lost their egoism and fear; they only thought they had humbled themselves.


62.
  ... fear was more important than freedom from ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122
We found that freedom from fear was more important than freedom from want.


63.
  ... fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem ...  BB We Agnostics, p.52
We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn't control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn't make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem to be of real help to other people -- was not a basic solution of these bedevilments more important than whether we should see newsreels of lunar flight?


64.
  ... fear which today has been largely dispelled ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167
But when we had declared that our Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could any A.A. member carry our knowledge into other fields, we were taking the counsel of fear, fear which today has been largely dispelled in the light of experience.


65.
  ... fear will always lurk in every A.A. ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169
Perhaps the fear will always lurk in every A.A. heart that one day our name will be exploited by somebody for real cash.


66.
  ... fear, worry and hurt feelings is a ...  BB To Wives, p.116
When we do that, we find it solves our problems too; the ensuing lack of fear, worry and hurt feelings is a wonderful thing.


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