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


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... action.   BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action.


3.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... action.   BB Into Action, p.85  
But we must go further and that means more action.


4.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... action.   BB Into Action, p.87  
As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action.


5.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... action.   BB Into Action, p.88  
There is action and more action.


6.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... action.   BB Working With Others, p.93  
To be vital, faith must be accompanied by self sacrifice and unselfish, constructive action.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... action.   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Tell him you once felt as he does, but you doubt whether you would have made much progress had you not taken action.


8.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... action.   BB To Employers, p.142  
After satisfying yourself that your man wants to recover and that he will go to any extreme to do so, you may suggest a definite course of action.


9.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... action.   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


10.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... action.   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
They see liberty verging on license, yet they recognize at once that A.A. has an irresistible strength of purpose and action.


11.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... action.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
This meant, of course, that we had been given the courage to declare each A.A. group an individual entity, strictly reliant on its own conscience as a guide to action.


12.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... action.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
In all other respects there was perfect freedom of will and action.


13.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... action; a new therapy based on the ...   BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


14.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... action, and grace to bear upon the ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
As we have seen, self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures.


15.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... action and more action.   BB Into Action, p.88  
There is action and more action.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... action and rest on our laurels.   BB Into Action, p.85  
It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels.


17.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... action at home.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
When your prospect has made such reparation as he can to his family, and has thoroughly explained to them the new principles by which he is living, he should proceed to put those principles into action at home.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... action by which it carries our message ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The wonderful energy it releases and the eager action by which it carries our message to the next suffering alcoholic and which finally translates the Twelve Steps into action upon all our affairs is the payoff, the magnificent reality, of Alcoholics Anonymous.


19.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... action, explaining how you made a self-appraisal, ...   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Outline the program of action, explaining how you made a self-appraisal, how you straightened out your past and why you are now endeavoring to be helpful to him.


20.
View STEP THREE essay   ... action, for it is only by action ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Like all the remaining Steps, Step Three calls for affirmative action, for it is only by action that we can cut away the self-will which has always blocked the entry of God -- or, if you like, a Higher Power -- into our lives.


21.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... action have hurt us and others, then ...   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.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... action is its key word.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
The joy of living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step, and action is its key word.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... action is the key to good living; ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
Understanding is the key to right principles and attitudes, and right action is the key to good living; therefore the joy of good living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step.


24.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... action is warranted.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
Yet we do go to great extremes to provide each other with these very things, when such action is warranted.


25.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... action met widespread approval, and today he ...   BB Into Action, p.80  
His action met widespread approval, and today he is one of the most trusted citizens of his town.


26.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... action of alcohol on his brain?   BB To Employers, p.140  
Can it be appreciated that he has been a victim of crooked thinking, directly caused by the action of alcohol on his brain?


27.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... action of alcohol on his mind.   BB To Employers, p.140  
But these scrapes can generally be charged, no matter how bad, to the abnormal action of alcohol on his mind.


28.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... action of alcohol on these chronic alcoholics ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
We believe, and so suggested a few years ago, that the action of alcohol on these chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy; that the phenomenon of craving is limited to this class and never occurs in the average temperate drinker.


29.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... action on our part, which, when completed, ...   BB Into Action, p.72  
This requires action on our part, which, when completed, will mean that we have admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our defects.


30.
View STEP NINE essay   ... action ought to be deferred, and still ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
There will be other cases where action ought to be deferred, and still others in which by the very nature of the situation we shall never be able to make direct personal contact at all.


31.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... action ought to be deferred, we should ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Though in some cases we cannot make restitution at all, and in some cases action ought to be deferred, we should nevertheless make an accurate and really exhaustive survey of our past life as it has affected other people.


32.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... action that might greatly affect A.A. as ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
And no group, regional committee, or individual should ever take any action that might greatly affect A.A. as a whole without conferring with the trustees of the General Service Board.


33.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... action that might greatly affect A.A. as ...   12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
And no group, regional committee, or individual should ever take any action that might greatly affect A.A. as a whole without conferring with the trustees of the General Service Board.


34.
View STEP THREE essay   ... action that we can cut away the ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Like all the remaining Steps, Step Three calls for affirmative action, for it is only by action that we can cut away the self-will which has always blocked the entry of God -- or, if you like, a Higher Power -- into our lives.


35.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... action, the first step of which is ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
Next we launched out on a course of vigorous action, the first step of which is a personal housecleaning, which many of us had never attempted.


36.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... action they carried out.   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
The two friends spoke of their spiritual experience and told him about the course of action they carried out.


37.
View STEP THREE essay   ... action; they required only acceptance.   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
These conclusions did not require action; they required only acceptance.


38.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... action, though entirely sensible, was pretty drastic.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
But the program of action, though entirely sensible, was pretty drastic.


39.
View STEP SIX essay   ... action toward their removal as quickly as ...   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
At the very least, we shall have to come to grips with some of our worst character defects and take action toward their removal as quickly as we can.


40.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... action upon all our affairs is the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The wonderful energy it releases and the eager action by which it carries our message to the next suffering alcoholic and which finally translates the Twelve Steps into action upon all our affairs is the payoff, the magnificent reality, of Alcoholics Anonymous.


41.
View STEP THREE essay   ... action upon these as a way of ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
Nothing short of continuous action upon these as a way of life can bring the much-desired result.


42.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... action which a hundred of them had ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
"Then they outlined the spiritual answer and program of action which a hundred of them had followed successfully.


43.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... action which might implicate other people we ...   BB Into Action, p.80  
Before taking drastic action which might implicate other people we secure their consent.


44.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... action without arousing hostility.   BB To Wives, p.113  
They can urge action without arousing hostility.


45.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... action, without which we find that "Faith ...   BB Into Action, p.76  
Now we need more action, without which we find that "Faith without works is dead."


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