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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 WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... meaning.   BB Working With Others, p.89  
Life will take on new meaning.


2.
View STEP SIX essay   ... meaning.   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
That word, in the mind of a rationalizing alcoholic, could certainly be given a long-term meaning.


3.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... meaning.   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
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.


4.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... meaning.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
But now the words "Of myself I am nothing, the Father doeth the works" began to carry bright promise and meaning.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... meaning.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
For those of us who were like that, A.A. had a very special meaning.


6.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... meaning.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
This Tradition is packed with meaning.


7.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... meaning nothing, whirling on to a destiny ...   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
Could we still say the whole thing was nothing but a mass of electrons, created out of nothing, meaning nothing, whirling on to a destiny of nothingness?


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... meaning of A.A.'s simple prayer:   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
With each passing day of our lives, may every one of us sense more deeply the inner meaning of A.A.'s simple prayer:


9.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... meaning of each phrase and idea.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
As beginners in meditation, we might now reread this prayer several times very slowly, savoring every word and trying to take in the deep meaning of each phrase and idea.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... meaning of it is that he has ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
When a man or a woman has a spiritual awakening, the most important meaning of it is that he has now become able to do, feel, and believe that which he could not do before on his unaided strength and resources alone.


11.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... meaning of "Love thy neighbor as thyself."   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
You will learn the full meaning of "Love thy neighbor as thyself."


12.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... meaning to be helpful, his wife commenced ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Seeing this, and meaning to be helpful, his wife commenced to admonish him about it.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast received back into his community in full citizenship, and above all to watch these people awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives -- these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.'s message to the next alcoholic.


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View STEP FOUR essay   ... meaning when we think about them.   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Simple examples like the following take on a world of meaning when we think about them.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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