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


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1.
  ... practical."  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100
"Shucks!" says somebody. "This is nonsense. It isn't practical."


2.
  ... practical.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101
And let's always remember that meditation is in reality intensely practical.


3.
  ... practical advice.  BB Working With Others, p.96
Having had the experience yourself, you can give him much practical advice.


4.
  ... practical answer is that since these things ...  BB A Vision For You, p.153
The practical answer is that since these things have happened among us, they can happen with you.


5.
  ... practical application at once.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii
Many years ago one of the leading contributors to this book came under our care in this hospital and while here he acquired some ideas which he put into practical application at once.


6.
  ... practical application of anonymity.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185
This was our first lesson in the practical application of anonymity.


7.
  ... practical approach to his problems, the absence ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160
The very practical approach to his problems, the absence of intolerance of any kind, the informality, the genuine democracy, the uncanny understanding which these people had were irresistible.


8.
  ... practical certainty that we will be fired ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.86
Do we instantly confess our irregularities to the firm, in the practical certainty that we will be fired and become unemployable?


9.
  Practical experience shows that nothing will so ...  BB Working With Others, p.89
Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics.


10.
  ... practical folk then read Tradition Two, and ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132
These practical folk then read Tradition Two, and learn that the sole authority in A.A. is a loving God as He may express Himself in the group conscience.


11.
  ... practical individual of today is a stickler ...  BB We Agnostics, p.48
The practical individual of today is a stickler for facts and results.


12.
  ... practical insight and knowledge of his own ...  12&12 Step Five, p.56
Psychiatrists and psychologists point out the deep need every human being has for practical insight and knowledge of his own personality flaws and for a discussion of them with an understanding and trustworthy person.


13.
  ... practical it actually is.  12&12 Step Three, p.35
Let's look at how practical it actually is.


14.
  ... practical matter, in its actual operation it ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175
Though Tradition Nine at first sight seems to deal with a purely practical matter, in its actual operation it discloses a society without organization, animated only by the spirit of service -- a true fellowship.


15.
  ... practical-minded beginner, this Step looks hard, even ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35
To every worldly and practical-minded beginner, this Step looks hard, even impossible.


16.
  ... practical move toward humility must consist of ...  12&12 Step Five, p.58
Therefore, our first practical move toward humility must consist of recognizing our deficiencies.


17.
  ... practical program of action.  BB Bill's Story, p.9
They had told of a simple religious idea and a practical program of action.


18.
  ... practical purpose, the active voice and the ...  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.


19.
  ... practical reason that we did not wish ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108
At Step Six, many of us balked -- for the practical reason that we did not wish to have all our defects of character removed, because we still loved some of them too much.


20.
  ... practical reminder that personal ambition has no ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183
This Tradition is a constant and practical reminder that personal ambition has no place in A.A.


21.
  ... practical results.  12&12 Step One, p.23
This attitude brought immediate and practical results.


22.
  ... practical use, day by day, in fair ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.88
But when we approach Step Ten we commence to put our A.A. way of living to practical use, day by day, in fair weather or foul.


23.
  ... practical use of it.  BB The Family Afterward, p.130
Nothing will help the man who is off on a spiritual tangent so much as the wife who adopts a sane spiritual program, making a better practical use of it.


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  ... practical way, we might call it the ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.80
To define the word "harm" in a practical way, we might call it the result of instincts in collision, which cause physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual damage to people.


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