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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 TWO essay   ... feeling.  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Or, going to the other extreme, we had wallowed in emotionalism and had mistaken it for true religious feeling.


2.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... feeling and controversy.  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
The proceeding was shot through with much hard feeling and controversy.


3.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... feeling and expressing our regret.  BB Into Action, p.77  
We go to him in a helpful and forgiving spirit, confessing our former ill feeling and expressing our regret.


4.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... feeling and outlook.  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Though it was not our intention to create such an impression, many alcoholics have nevertheless concluded that in order to recover they must acquire an immediate and overwhelming "God-consciousness" followed at once by a vast change in feeling and outlook.


5.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... feeling of awe and wonder, but it ...  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
There was a feeling of awe and wonder, but it was fleeting and soon lost.


6.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... feeling of being at one with God ...  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
This feeling of being at one with God and man, this emerging from isolation through the open and honest sharing of our terrible burden of guilt, brings us to a resting place where we may prepare ourselves for the following Steps toward a full and meaningful sobriety.


7.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... feeling of having shared in a common ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us.


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... feeling of jealousy may arise.  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
When he renews interest in such things, a feeling of jealousy may arise.


9.
View STEP SIX essay   ... feeling of superiority.  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.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.  BB Into Action, p.84  
That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.


11.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... feeling of uselessness, we were full of ...  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?


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... feeling ourselves justified by nervousness, anger, worry, ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
In some circumstances we have gone out deliberately to get drunk, feeling ourselves justified by nervousness, anger, worry, depression, jealousy or the like.


13.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... feeling rising.  BB To Employers, p.139  
Even when you understand the malady better, you may feel this feeling rising.


14.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... feeling that life is good.  BB A Vision For You, p.151  
It is joyous intimacy with friends and a feeling that life is good.


15.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... feeling that my alcoholic condition was relieved, ...  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.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... feeling that no situation is too difficult ...  BB To Wives, p.104  
We want to leave you with the feeling that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness too great to be overcome.


17.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... feeling that the drink problem has disappeared ...  BB Into Action, p.75  
The feeling that the drink problem has disappeared will often come strongly.


18.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... feeling that we could be forgiven, no ...  12&12 Step Five, pp.57-58  
This vital Step was also the means by which we began to get the feeling that we could be forgiven, no matter what we had thought or done.


19.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... feeling that we didn't quite belong.  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Even before our drinking got bad and people began to cut us off, nearly all of us suffered the feeling that we didn't quite belong.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... feeling that we do not have to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Still more wonderful is the feeling that we do not have to be specially distinguished among our fellows in order to be useful and profoundly happy.


21.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... feeling that you are dealing only with ...  BB To Employers, p.140  
Can you discard the feeling that you are dealing only with habit, with stubbornness, or a weak will?


22.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... feeling toward him.  BB To Employers, p.142  
If possible express a lack of hard feeling toward him.


23.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... feeling was intensified.  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
When the thought was expressed that there might be a God personal to me this feeling was intensified.


24.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... feeling we are very likely to entertain ...  BB To Wives, p.118  
Another feeling we are very likely to entertain is one of resentment that love and loyalty could not cure our husbands of alcoholism.


25.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... feeling we have for a friend.  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend.


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