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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 STEP FOUR essay   ... balance.   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
This tends to clear away morbidity and encourage balance.


2.
View STEP TEN essay   ... balance.   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Although these attitudes are common enough, we A.A.'s find we need something much better in order to keep our balance.


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View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... balance.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
One of its first fruits is emotional balance.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... balance.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
This all meant, of course, that we were still far off balance.


5.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... balance.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
So went the discussion while the newcomer's fate hung in the balance.


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View STEP TEN essay   ... balance, and live to good purpose under ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
Then comes the acid test: can we stay sober, keep in emotional balance, and live to good purpose under all conditions?


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View STEP TEN essay   ... balance and tempt us to make mistakes.   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
The quick inventory is aimed at our daily ups and downs, especially those where people or new events throw us off balance and tempt us to make mistakes.


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View STEP NINE essay   ... balance by creating an insatiable appetite for ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
This atmosphere of approval and praise is apt to be so exhilarating as to put us off balance by creating an insatiable appetite for more of the same.


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View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... balance, provided we remember, and repeat to ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
If at these points our emotional disturbance happens to be great, we will more surely keep our balance, provided we remember, and repeat to ourselves, a particular prayer or phrase that has appealed to us in our reading or meditation.


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View STEP TEN essay   ... balance sheet, crediting ourselves with things well ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Here we cast up a balance sheet, crediting ourselves with things well done, and chalking up debits where due.


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View STEP TEN essay   ... balance sheet for the day.   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
When evening comes, perhaps just before going to sleep, many of us draw up a balance sheet for the day.


12.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... balance, the religions of mankind had done ...   BB Bill's Story, p.11  
I honestly doubted whether, on balance, the religions of mankind had done any good.


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