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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 WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... fact.   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Nevertheless, the twentieth century readily accepts theories of all kinds, provided they are firmly grounded in fact.


2.
View STEP THREE essay   ... fact.   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
They should have been weaned long before, and if they have not been, they should wake up to the fact.


3.
View STEP SIX essay   ... fact, and accepting it?   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Else why would we consume such great amounts of time wishing for what we have not, rather than working for it, or angrily looking for attributes we shall never have, instead of adjusting to the fact, and accepting it?


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... fact and not wishful thinking.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
The prospective partners need to be solid A.A.'s and long enough acquainted to know that their compatibility at spiritual, mental, and emotional levels is a fact and not wishful thinking.


5.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... fact as we were.   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
He was as much a fact as we were.


6.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... fact, because although he was not an ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
We won't be biased or scared off by that fact, because although he was not an alcoholic he did, like us, go through the emotional wringer.


7.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... fact, behaved badly at all.   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
This is especially true if he has, in fact, behaved badly at all.


8.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... fact every form of society, has to ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Therefore, every nation, in fact every form of society, has to be a government administered by human beings.


9.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... fact-facing process.   BB How It Works, p.64  
Taking a commercial inventory is a fact-finding and a fact-facing process.


10.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... fact-finding and a fact-facing process.   BB How It Works, p.64  
Taking a commercial inventory is a fact-finding and a fact-facing process.


11.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... fact for every one of us is ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution.


12.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Fact for us.   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
This is the Great Fact for us.


13.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... fact for what it was, we asked ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
The minute we saw this compromising fact for what it was, we asked the prospective publicity director how he felt about it.


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... fact, he may say almost anything if ...   BB To Employers, p.145  
In fact, he may say almost anything if he has accepted our solution which, as you know, demands rigorous honesty.


15.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... fact he was tight.   BB To Wives, p.115  
Frequently, you have felt obliged to tell your husband's employer and his friends that he was sick, when as a matter of fact he was tight.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... fact, his rival was ruined.   BB Into Action, p.80  
In fact, his rival was ruined.


17.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... fact, I have been trying to produce ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
In fact, I have been trying to produce some such emotional rearrangement within you.


18.
View STEP TWO essay   ... fact, I still do -- all except the ...   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
As a matter of fact, I still do -- all except the worship part.


19.
View STEP SIX essay   ... fact in his life.   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
To him, this proposition will be no theory at all; it will be just about the largest fact in his life.


20.
View STEP ONE essay   ... fact is accepted, our bankruptcy as going ...   12&12 Step One, p.21  
Once this stark fact is accepted, our bankruptcy as going human concerns is complete.


21.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... fact is just this, and nothing less: ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God's universe.


22.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... fact is that he should work with ...   BB To Wives, p.119  
The fact is that he should work with other people to maintain his own sobriety.


23.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink.


24.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... fact, it came right out of the ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
In fact, it came right out of the Bible -- a voice kept saying to me, 'The laborer is worthy of his hire.'


25.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... fact it proved to be.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
But the moment I made up my mind to go through with the process, I had the curious feeling that my alcoholic condition was relieved, as in fact it proved to be.


26.
View STEP ONE essay   ... fact, it was a total liability.   12&12 Step One, p.22  
Then we had been told that so far as alcohol is concerned, self-confidence was no good whatever; in fact, it was a total liability.


27.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... fact leads me to believe that I ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
Never once in my life have I had a headache, which fact leads me to believe that I was an alcoholic almost from the start.


28.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... fact, many of them are amazing.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
The cases we have followed through have been most interesting; in fact, many of them are amazing.


29.
View STEP TWO essay   ... fact mentally ill.   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Some will be willing to term themselves "problem drinkers," but cannot endure the suggestion that they are in fact mentally ill.


30.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... fact of his sobriety.   BB Working With Others, p.100  
Ask them to remember, when they are impatient, the blessed fact of his sobriety.


31.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, ...   BB Acceptance, p.417  
When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.


32.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... fact of our lives today is the ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in a way which is indeed miraculous.


33.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... fact of suffering.   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
We never wanted to deal with the fact of suffering.


34.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... fact of their lives, they present a ...   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
When many hundreds of people are able to say that the consciousness of the Presence of God is today the most important fact of their lives, they present a powerful reason why one should have faith.


35.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... fact that A.A. had to function.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
Despite these misgivings, we had to recognize the fact that A.A. had to function.


36.
View STEP TWO essay   ... fact that A.A. is full of people ...   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
It's no doubt a fact that A.A. is full of people who once believed as I do.


37.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... fact that A.A. members served them.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
Drunk farms, educational ventures, state legislatures, and commissions advertised the fact that A.A. members served them.


38.
View STEP ONE essay   ... fact that alcoholics almost never recovered on ...   12&12 Step One, p.22  
It was a statistical fact that alcoholics almost never recovered on their own resources.


39.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... fact that being in the public eye ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
But we do have to soberly face the fact that being in the public eye is hazardous, especially for us.


40.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... fact that each will have to yield ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
At the very beginning, the couple ought to frankly face the fact that each will have to yield here and there if the family is going to play an effective part in the new life.


41.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... fact that he was the first living ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
Of far more importance was the fact that he was the first living human with whom I had ever talked, who knew what he was talking about in regard to alcoholism from actual experience.


42.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... fact that however deep his faith and ...   BB Working With Others, p.93  
Admit that he probably knows more about it than you do, but call to his attention the fact that however deep his faith and knowledge, he could not have applied it or he would not drink.


43.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... fact that in God's sight all human ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


44.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... fact that it does not work for ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
We do not decry professionalism in other fields, but we accept the sober fact that it does not work for us.


45.
View STEP SIX essay   ... fact that many people annoy us, for ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
In a perverse way we can actually take satisfaction from the fact that many people annoy us, for it brings a comfortable feeling of superiority.


46.
View STEP TWO essay   ... fact that millions of the 'good men ...   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
How we loved to shout the damaging fact that millions of the 'good men of religion' were still killing one another off in the name of God.


47.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... fact that our behavior when drinking has ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
Moreover, it is usually a fact that our behavior when drinking has aggravated the defects of others.


48.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... fact that these labors were not Twelfth ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Ignoring the fact that these labors were not Twelfth Step jobs at all, the critics attacked as A.A. professionals these workers of ours who were often doing thankless tasks that no one else could or would do.


49.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... fact that we fail to recognize is ...   12&12 Step Four, p.53  
The primary fact that we fail to recognize is our total inability to form a true partnership with another human being.


50.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... fact that we must find a spiritual ...   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
But after a while we had to face the fact that we must find a spiritual basis of life -- or else.


51.
View STEP SIX essay   ... fact that we want to aim at ...   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
The key words "entirely ready" underline the fact that we want to aim at the very best we know or can learn.


52.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... fact that you went away for treatment ...   BB To Employers, p.148  
If you take it, your past will be forgotten and the fact that you went away for treatment will not be mentioned.


53.
View INTRODUCTION   ... fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed ...   12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


54.
View STEP THREE essay   ... fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
In fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. program will rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to come to "a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


55.
View STEP TEN essay   ... fact, the waking hours are usually well ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
As a matter of fact, the waking hours are usually well filled with things that are constructive.


56.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... fact, the wife is forced to become ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Very gradually, and usually without any realization of the fact, the wife is forced to become the mother of an erring boy.


57.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... fact, these are the true voice of ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
They become the voice of the group conscience; in fact, these are the true voice of Alcoholics Anonymous.


58.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... fact, to a considerable extent with some ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
These things were true to some extent, in fact, to a considerable extent with some of us.


59.
View STEP TWO essay   ... fact was we really hadn't cleaned house ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
The fact was we really hadn't cleaned house so that the grace of God could enter us and expel the obsession.


60.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... fact way he told how two men ...   BB Bill's Story, p.9  
In a matter of fact way he told how two men had appeared in court, persuading the judge to suspend his commitment.


61.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... fact, we could will these things with ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
We could wish to be moral, we could wish to be philosophically comforted, in fact, we could will these things with all our might, but the needed power wasn't there.


62.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... fact, we felt duty-bound to throw the ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
In fact, we felt duty-bound to throw the whole weight of the A.A. name behind any meritorious cause.


63.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... fact we knew different; and so we ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
Of course we finally did experiment, and when unexpected results followed, we felt different; in fact we knew different; and so we were sold on meditation and prayer.


64.
View STEP TEN essay   ... fact we were mainly asking for sympathy ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
We were depressed and complained we felt bad, when in fact we were mainly asking for sympathy and attention.


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