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


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1.
... humility.   12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192   View TRADITIONS LONG FORM
It reminds us that we are to place principles before personalities; that we are actually to practice a genuine humility.


2.
... humility.   12&12 Step Four, p.45   View STEP FOUR essay
Here, of course, we have lost all perspective, and therefore all genuine humility.


3.
... humility.   12&12 Step Four, p.48   View STEP FOUR essay
For we had started to get perspective on ourselves, which is another way of saying that we were gaining in humility.


4.
... humility.   12&12 Step Five, p.58   View STEP FIVE essay
But while this was a humiliating experience, it didn't necessarily mean that we had yet acquired much actual humility.


5.
... humility.   12&12 Step Five, p.59   View STEP FIVE essay
Only by discussing ourselves, holding back nothing, only by being willing to take advice and accept direction could we set foot on the road to straight thinking, solid honesty, and genuine humility.


6.
... humility.   12&12 Step Seven, p.71   View STEP SEVEN essay
In all these strivings, so many of them well-intentioned, our crippling handicap had been our lack of humility.


7.
... humility.   12&12 Step Seven, p.72   View STEP SEVEN essay
It was only by repeated humiliations that we were forced to learn something about humility.


8.
... humility.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75   View STEP SEVEN essay
We saw we needn't always be bludgeoned and beaten into humility.


9.
... humility.   12&12 Step Seven, p.76   View STEP SEVEN essay
The whole emphasis of Step Seven is on humility.


10.
... humility.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.149   View TRADITION FOUR essay
Even the chief architect, standing in the ruins of his dream, could laugh at himself -- and that is the very acme of humility.


11.
... humility.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153   View TRADITION FIVE essay
I'll bet, too, that you could give me a letter-perfect definition of humility.


12.
... humility.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.566   View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition
It reminds us that we are to place principles before personalities; that we are actually to practice a genuine humility.


13.
... humility.   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572   View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA
Edward Dowling, S.J.,(*) of the Queen's Work staff, says, "Alcoholics Anonymous is natural; it is natural at the point where nature comes closest to the supernatural, namely in humiliations and in consequent humility.


14.
... humility, a desire to seek and do ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72   View STEP SEVEN essay
That basic ingredient of all humility, a desire to seek and do God's will, was missing.


15.
... humility -- a word often misunderstood.   12&12 Step Five, p.58   View STEP FIVE essay
Another great dividend we may expect from confiding our defects to another human being is humility -- a word often misunderstood.


16.
... humility and an open mind can lead ...   12&12 Step Two, p.33   View STEP TWO essay
True humility and an open mind can lead us to faith, and every A.A. meeting is an assurance that God will restore us to sanity if we rightly relate ourselves to Him.


17.
... humility and intellect could be compatible, provided ...   12&12 Step Two, p.30   View STEP TWO essay
By their example they showed us that humility and intellect could be compatible, provided we placed humility first.


18.
... humility and serenity are so combined, something ...   12&12 Step Five, p.62   View STEP FIVE essay
And when humility and serenity are so combined, something else of great moment is apt to occur.


19.
... humility as a desirable personal virtue, but ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74   View STEP SEVEN essay
We may still have no very high opinion of humility as a desirable personal virtue, but we do recognize it as a necessary aid to our survival.


20.
... humility as a necessity.   12&12 Step Seven, p.73   View STEP SEVEN essay
So it is that we first see humility as a necessity.


21.
... humility as a way of life.   12&12 Step Seven, p.70   View STEP SEVEN essay
Many people haven't even a nodding acquaintance with humility as a way of life.


22.
Humility, as a word and as an ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70   View STEP SEVEN essay
Humility, as a word and as an ideal, has a very bad time of it in our world.


23.
... humility as our guide, to move out ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76   View STEP SEVEN essay
The Seventh Step is where we make the change in our attitude which permits us, with humility as our guide, to move out from ourselves toward others and toward God.


24.
... humility as something more than a condition ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72   View STEP SEVEN essay
It was only at the end of a long road, marked by successive defeats and humiliations, and the final crushing of our self-sufficiency, that we began to feel humility as something more than a condition of groveling despair.


25.
... humility as something to be desired for ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73   View STEP SEVEN essay
To get completely away from our aversion to the idea of being humble, to gain a vision of humility as the avenue to true freedom of the human spirit, to be willing to work for humility as something to be desired for itself, takes most of us a long, long time.


26.
... humility as something we really wanted, rather ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75   View STEP SEVEN essay
A great turning point in our lives came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted, rather than as something we must have.


27.
... humility as the avenue to true freedom ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73   View STEP SEVEN essay
To get completely away from our aversion to the idea of being humble, to gain a vision of humility as the avenue to true freedom of the human spirit, to be willing to work for humility as something to be desired for itself, takes most of us a long, long time.


28.
... humility at work.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187   View TRADITION TWELVE essay
These experiences taught us that anonymity is real humility at work.


29.
... humility commences to have a wider meaning.   12&12 Step Seven, p.74   View STEP SEVEN essay
But when we have taken a square look at some of these defects, have discussed them with another, and have become willing to have them removed, our thinking about humility commences to have a wider meaning.


30.
... humility could enable us to find the ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76   View STEP SEVEN essay
If that degree of humility could enable us to find the grace by which such a deadly obsession could be banished, then there must be hope of the same result respecting any other problem we could possibly have.


31.
... humility, expressed by anonymity, is the greatest ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187   View TRADITION TWELVE essay
We are sure that humility, expressed by anonymity, is the greatest safeguard that Alcoholics Anonymous can ever have.


32.
... humility, fearlessness and honesty, in the sense ...   BB Into Action, p.73   View INTO ACTION chapter
But they had not learned enough of humility, fearlessness and honesty, in the sense we find it necessary, until they told someone else all their life story.


33.
... humility first.   12&12 Step Two, p.30   View STEP TWO essay
By their example they showed us that humility and intellect could be compatible, provided we placed humility first.


34.
... humility had brought strength out of weakness.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75   View STEP SEVEN essay
We heard story after story of how humility had brought strength out of weakness.


35.
... humility had formerly stood for a forced ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74   View STEP SEVEN essay
Where humility had formerly stood for a forced feeding on humble pie, it now begins to mean the nourishing ingredient which can give us serenity.


36.
... humility in seeking the removal of our ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76   View STEP SEVEN essay
It is really saying to us that we now ought to be willing to try humility in seeking the removal of our other shortcomings just as we did when we admitted that we were powerless over alcohol, and came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


37.
... humility into priceless assets.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75   View STEP SEVEN essay
Everywhere we saw failure and misery transformed by humility into priceless assets.


38.
... humility is and what the practice of ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70   View STEP SEVEN essay
Since this Step so specifically concerns itself with humility, we should pause here to consider what humility is and what the practice of it can mean to us.


39.
... humility is the foundation principle of each ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70   View STEP SEVEN essay
Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each of A.A.'s Twelve Steps.


40.
... humility more than ever.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75   View STEP SEVEN essay
We began to fear pain less, and desire humility more than ever.


41.
... humility must consist of recognizing our deficiencies.   12&12 Step Five, p.58   View STEP FIVE essay
Therefore, our first practical move toward humility must consist of recognizing our deficiencies.


42.
... humility, no alcoholic can stay sober at ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70   View STEP SEVEN essay
For without some degree of humility, no alcoholic can stay sober at all.


43.
... humility starts another revolutionary change in our ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74   View STEP SEVEN essay
This improved perception of humility starts another revolutionary change in our outlook.


44.
... humility that makes it possible for us ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98   View STEP ELEVEN essay
It is a step in the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God's help.


45.
... humility, the most profound result of all ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75   View STEP SEVEN essay
During this process of learning more about humility, the most profound result of all was the change in our attitude toward God.


46.
... humility, they had deluded themselves and were ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60   View STEP FIVE essay
Lacking both practice and humility, they had deluded themselves and were able to justify the most arrant nonsense on the ground that this was what God had told them.


47.
... humility to establish and maintain the new ...   BB Bill's Story, p.13   View BILL'S STORY chapter
Belief in the power of God, plus enough willingness, honesty and humility to establish and maintain the new order of things, were the essential requirements.


48.
... humility was the main key to sobriety.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153   View TRADITION FIVE essay
But as he calmed down, he began to listen while I tried to show him that humility was the main key to sobriety.


49.
... humility we must pay, we would pay."   12&12 Step Two, p.31   View STEP TWO essay
We soon concluded that whatever price in humility we must pay, we would pay."


50.
... humility, we should pause here to consider ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70   View STEP SEVEN essay
Since this Step so specifically concerns itself with humility, we should pause here to consider what humility is and what the practice of it can mean to us.


51.
... humility when really we hadn't.   12&12 Step Two, p.32   View STEP TWO essay
We supposed we had humility when really we hadn't.


52.
... humility, which we soon discovered to be ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75   View STEP SEVEN essay
It brought a measure of humility, which we soon discovered to be a healer of pain.


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