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1.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... own.   BB Into Action, p.78  
We stick to our own.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own.   BB Working With Others, p.92  
He will match your mental inconsistencies with some of his own.


3.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own.   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Suggest how important it is that he place the welfare of other people ahead of his own.


4.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... own.   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Impressed by those who visited him at the hospital, he capitulated entirely when, later, in an upper room of this house, he heard the story of some man whose experience closely tallied with his own.


5.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... own.   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Everybody had to confess his own.


6.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... own.   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
Difficulties, perhaps, like our own.


7.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... own.   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
Triumphantly we seize upon his misbehavior as the perfect excuse for minimizing or forgetting our own.


8.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... own.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
All those who have persisted have found strength not ordinarily their own.


9.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... own.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
Hospitals didn't like alcoholics, so we thought we'd build a hospital chain of our own.


10.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... own.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.159  
We saw as never before that we could not lend the A.A. name to any cause other than our own.


11.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... own a little company.   BB To Employers, p.149  
Today I own a little company.


12.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... own achievements.   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Much of the everyday talk we hear, and a great deal of what we read, highlights man's pride in his own achievements.


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... own acquaintances.   BB To Wives, p.112  
He probably has several alcoholics among his own acquaintances.


14.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... own actions are partly responsible.   BB Into Action, p.83  
Their defects may be glaring, but the chances are that our own actions are partly responsible.


15.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... own affairs, each A.A. group should be ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
4. With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


16.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... own affairs, each A.A. group should be ...   12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
Four -- With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


17.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... own, became accustomed to wearing the family ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Thus mother, through no fault of her own, became accustomed to wearing the family trousers.


18.
View STEP TWO essay   ... own besetting evil.   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
Self-righteousness, the very thing that we had contemptuously condemned in others, was our own besetting evil.


19.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... own book.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
The fledgling society, which had been nameless, now began to be called Alcoholics Anonymous, from the title of its own book.


20.
View STEP TWO essay   ... own case.   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
The sponsor continues, "Take, for example, my own case.


21.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... own character defects have not been so ...   12&12 Step Four, p.53  
Some will object to many of the questions posed, because they think their own character defects have not been so glaring.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... own character may still be gravely defective, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
His own character may still be gravely defective, but he somehow knows that God has enabled him to make a mighty beginning, and he senses that he stands at the edge of new mysteries, joys, and experiences of which he had never even dreamed.


23.
View STEP THREE essay   ... own circumstances, he needs to develop the ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
All by himself, and in the light of his own circumstances, he needs to develop the quality of willingness.


24.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own circumstances, ought to decide for themselves.   BB Working With Others, p.103  
We feel that each family, in the light of their own circumstances, ought to decide for themselves.


25.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... own club worse than the distant alcoholics ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
I who had boasted my generosity that morning was treating my own club worse than the distant alcoholics who had forgotten to send the Foundation their dollars.


26.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... own community.   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
You are going to meet these new friends in your own community.


27.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... own conception, however inadequate, was sufficient to ...   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
Our own conception, however inadequate, was sufficient to make the approach and to effect a contact with Him.


28.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... own conception, however limited it was.   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
So we used our own conception, however limited it was.


29.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... own conception of a Power greater than ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, pp.567-568  
With few exceptions our members find that they have tapped an unsuspected inner resource which they presently identify with their own conception of a Power greater than themselves.


30.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... own conception of God?"   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
He said, "Why don't you choose your own conception of God?"


31.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... own conception of God.   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
When, therefore, we speak to you of God, we mean your own conception of God.


32.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own conclusion.   BB Working With Others, p.92  
Let him draw his own conclusion.


33.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... own conduct and so adjust myself serenely ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
These are the sort of fundamental inquiries that can disclose the source of my discomfort and indicate whether I may be able to alter my own conduct and so adjust myself serenely to self-discipline.


34.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... own conduct over the years past.   BB How It Works, p.69  
We reviewed our own conduct over the years past.


35.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own conscience.   BB Working With Others, p.95  
If he thinks he can do the job in some other way, or prefers some other spiritual approach, encourage him to follow his own conscience.


36.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... own conscience.   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
Each individual should consult his own conscience.


37.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... own conscience.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
4. With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


38.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... own conscience.   12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
Four -- With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


39.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... own conscience as a guide to action.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
This meant, of course, that we had been given the courage to declare each A.A. group an individual entity, strictly reliant on its own conscience as a guide to action.


40.
View PREAMBLE   ... own contributions.   Grapevine Preamble  
There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.


41.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own convictions are.   BB Working With Others, p.93  
Don't raise such issues, no matter what your own convictions are.


42.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own convictions have not worked and why ...   BB Working With Others, p.93  
But he will be curious to learn why his own convictions have not worked and why yours seem to work so well.


43.
View STEP SIX essay   ... own Creator.   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try repeatedly Step Six on all his faults -- without any reservations whatever -- has indeed come a long way spiritually, and is therefore entitled to be called a man who is sincerely trying to grow in the image and likeness of his own Creator.


44.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... own Creator.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
And we will be comforted and assured that our own destiny in that realm will be secure for so long as we try, however falteringly, to find and do the will of our own Creator.


45.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... own death warrant.   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
Unless each A.A. member follows to the best of his ability our suggested Twelve Steps to recovery, he almost certainly signs his own death warrant.


46.
View STEP SIX essay   ... own deepest instinct.   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
They work against their own deepest instinct.


47.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... own defects.   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
As soon as he begins to be more objective, the newcomer can fearlessly, rather than fearfully, look at his own defects.


48.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own defects and admit them.   BB Working With Others, p.99  
Little by little the family may see their own defects and admit them.


49.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... own defects, he will ask, "Just how ...   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Now willing to commence the search for his own defects, he will ask, "Just how do I go about this?


50.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... own defects, past and present.   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
This the sponsor promptly proves by talking freely and easily, and without exhibitionism, about his own defects, past and present.


51.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... own defects, there will be little need ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
If you both show a willingness to remedy your own defects, there will be little need to criticize each other.


52.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... own desires, was obliged to conform to ...   12&12 Tradition Two, pp.135-136  
One of the first members of A.A., entirely contrary to his own desires, was obliged to conform to group opinion.


53.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... own destiny.   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Solely by their own intelligence and labor, men will have shaped their own destiny.


54.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... own destiny in that realm will be ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
And we will be comforted and assured that our own destiny in that realm will be secure for so long as we try, however falteringly, to find and do the will of our own Creator.


55.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... own destruction?   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
So our question will be this: How, by ignorance, compulsion, and self-will, do we misuse this gift for our own destruction?


56.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... own diagnosis, and deciding his situation hopeless, ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
The patient had made his own diagnosis, and deciding his situation hopeless, had hidden in a deserted barn determined to die.


57.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own difficulties.   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Make it plain he is under no obligation to you, that you hope only that he will try to help other alcoholics when he escapes his own difficulties.


58.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... own doctor.   BB To Employers, p.143  
The matter of physical treatment should, of course, be referred to your own doctor.


59.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own doctor is willing to tell him ...   BB Working With Others, p.92  
If his own doctor is willing to tell him that he is alcoholic, so much the better.


60.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own domestic problems, tell the newcomer's family ...   BB Working With Others, p.100  
If you have been successful in solving your own domestic problems, tell the newcomer's family how that was accomplished.


61.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own drinking experience you can be uniquely ...   BB Working With Others, p.89  
Ministers and doctors are competent and you can learn much from them if you wish, but it happens that because of your own drinking experience you can be uniquely useful to other alcoholics.


62.
View STEP ONE essay   ... own drinking histories, we could show that ...   12&12 Step One, p.23  
By going back in our own drinking histories, we could show that years before we realized it we were out of control, that our drinking even then was no mere habit, that it was indeed the beginning of a fatal progression.


63.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... own drinking, or lack of it.   BB To Employers, p.139  
If you desire to help it might be well to disregard your own drinking, or lack of it.


64.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... own experience by the dozen.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
They cited cases out of their own experience by the dozen.


65.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... own experience does provide certain answers that ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
We A.A.'s cannot pretend to offer full answers to age-old perplexities, but our own experience does provide certain answers that work for us.


66.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own experience, how the queer mental condition ...   BB Working With Others, p.92  
Show him, from your own experience, how the queer mental condition surrounding that first drink prevents normal functioning of the will power.


67.
View STEP TWO essay   ... own experience, of course.   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
"This is only one man's opinion based on his own experience, of course.


68.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... own family, but we cannot disclose anything ...   BB Into Action, p.74  
It may be one of our own family, but we cannot disclose anything to our wives or our parents which will hurt them and make them unhappy.


69.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... own fault, so feuds of years' standing ...   BB Into Action, p.78  
Sometimes the man we are calling upon admits his own fault, so feuds of years' standing melt away in an hour.


70.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... own firms.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Employers learn that great corporations have set their approval upon us, and wish to discover what can be done about alcoholism in their own firms.


71.
View STEP TWO essay   ... own good.   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
To these, many A.A.'s can say, "Yes, we were like you -- far too smart for our own good.


72.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... own group, or A.A. as a whole, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
For the time being, we who were atheist or agnostic discovered that our own group, or A.A. as a whole, would suffice as a higher power.


73.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... own guidance, as a result of their ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. G. Kirby Collier, psychiatrist: "I have felt that A.A. is a group unto themselves and their best results can be had under their own guidance, as a result of their philosophy.


74.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... own house is in order.   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
The answers will come, if your own house is in order.


75.
View STEP THREE essay   ... own ideas about the alcohol problem in ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Already a willingness has been achieved to cast out one's own will and one's own ideas about the alcohol problem in favor of those suggested by A.A.


76.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... own illness that we have in our ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we have the same kind of confidence and faith in these people who have been infected and sometimes crippled by our own illness that we have in our sponsors?


77.
View STEP THREE essay   ... own image in the mirror be too ...   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Should his own image in the mirror be too awful to contemplate (and it usually is), he might first take a look at the results normal people are getting from self-sufficiency.


78.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... own, in the moment of stress.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Just saying it over and over will often enable us to clear a channel choked up with anger, fear, frustration, or misunderstanding, and permit us to return to the surest help of all -- our search for God's will, not our own, in the moment of stress.


79.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... own inadequacy.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
Faced with this problem, if a doctor is honest with himself, he must sometimes feel his own inadequacy.


80.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... own individual strength and intelligence, for just ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
For just so long as we were convinced that we could live exclusively by our own individual strength and intelligence, for just that long was a working faith in a Higher Power impossible.


81.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... own intelligence and labor, men will have ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Solely by their own intelligence and labor, men will have shaped their own destiny.


82.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... own kind.   12&12 Tradition Three, pp.144-145  
I have been deserted by my own kind.


83.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... own language and from his own point ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
Each individual, in the personal stories, describes in his own language and from his own point of view the way he established his relationship with God.


84.
View STEP THREE essay   ... own life over to the care of ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
No matter how much one wishes to try, exactly how can he turn his own will and his own life over to the care of whatever God he thinks there is?


85.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... own lives.   BB How It Works, p.60  
(a) That we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives.


86.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... own lives and sanity.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
For us, if we neglect those who are still sick, there is unremitting danger to our own lives and sanity.


87.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... own lives, God helping a little now ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
The notion that we would still live our own lives, God helping a little now and then, began to evaporate.


88.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... own making.   BB How It Works, p.62  
So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making.


89.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own making.   BB Working With Others, p.103  
After all, our problems were of our own making.


90.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... own making.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
These were the new attitudes that finally brought many of us an inner strength and peace that could not be deeply shaken by the shortcomings of others or by any calamity not of our own making.


91.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... own members.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
7. The A.A. groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contributions of their own members.


92.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... own members.   12&12 Tradition Seven (Long), p.190  
Seven -- The A.A. groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contributions of their own members.


93.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... own members did.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
There was actually a time when the press of America thought the anonymity of A.A. was better for us than some of our own members did.


94.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... own mind was about made up.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
"Although I asked Charlie for a little time to consider it, my own mind was about made up.


95.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... own misery.   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
But it is clear that we made our own misery.


96.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... own misfortunes and understood his.   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
He succumbed to that gay crowd inside, who laughed at their own misfortunes and understood his.


97.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... own mistakes.   BB How It Works, p.67  
Putting out of our minds the wrongs others had done, we resolutely looked for our own mistakes.


98.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... own mistakes fed my gnawing anxieties.   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
I can ask myself to what extent have my own mistakes fed my gnawing anxieties.


99.
View STEP TWO essay   ... own moral fiber, can claim "soundness of ...   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Yet no alcoholic, soberly analyzing his destructive behavior, whether the destruction fell on the dining-room furniture or his own moral fiber, can claim "soundness of mind" for himself.


100.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... own, my heart filled with pity.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
Remembering some of my own, my heart filled with pity.


101.
View STEP THREE essay   ... own near-fatal encounter with the juggernaut of ...   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Each of us has had his own near-fatal encounter with the juggernaut of self-will, and has suffered enough under its weight to be willing to look for something better.


102.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... own parents.   BB To Wives, pp.114-115  
You avoid the subject of drinking, even with your own parents.


103.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... own particular case, that nothing my company ...   BB To Employers, p.141  
I know, in my own particular case, that nothing my company could have done would have stopped me for, so long as I was able to hold my position, I could not possibly realize how serious my situation was.


104.
View STEP NINE essay   ... own peace of mind at the expense ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
While we may be quite willing to reveal the very worst, we must be sure to remember that we cannot buy our own peace of mind at the expense of others.


105.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... own personality defects have thus demolished their ...   12&12 Step Four, pp.51-52  
But all alcoholics who have drunk themselves out of jobs, family, and friends will need to cross-examine themselves ruthlessly to determine how their own personality defects have thus demolished their security.


106.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... own personality flaws and for a discussion ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Psychiatrists and psychologists point out the deep need every human being has for practical insight and knowledge of his own personality flaws and for a discussion of them with an understanding and trustworthy person.


107.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... own point of view the way he ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
Each individual, in the personal stories, describes in his own language and from his own point of view the way he established his relationship with God.


108.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... own positions by trying to help serious ...   BB To Employers, p.147  
They often jeopardize their own positions by trying to help serious drinkers who should have been fired long ago, or else given an opportunity to get well.


109.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... own power.   BB How It Works, p.62  
Neither could we reduce our self-centeredness much by wishing or trying on our own power.


110.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... own purposes.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
Instead, the Washingtonians permitted politicians and reformers, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, to use the society for their own purposes.


111.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... own purposes, the damage might be irreparable.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
If even one publicly got drunk, or was lured into using A.A.'s name for his own purposes, the damage might be irreparable.


112.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... own rationalization and wishful thinking.   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
The second difficulty is this: what comes to us alone may be garbled by our own rationalization and wishful thinking.


113.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... own reactions, it is possible for you ...   BB To Employers, p.139  
Drinking occasionally, and understanding your own reactions, it is possible for you to become quite sure of many things which, so far as the alcoholic is concerned, are not always so.


114.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... own reasoning?   BB We Agnostics, pp.53-54  
For did we not believe in our own reasoning?


115.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own recovery.   BB Working With Others, p.94  
It is important for him to realize that your attempt to pass this on to him plays a vital part in your own recovery.


116.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... own recovery proves that!   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Our own recovery proves that!


117.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own recovery, try to help others and ...   BB Working With Others, p.90  
You should be described to him as one of a fellowship who, as part of their own recovery, try to help others and who will be glad to talk to him if he cares to see you.


118.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... own religion that would aid his recovery.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
Finally, he saw that I wasn't attempting to change his religious views, that I wanted him to find the grace in his own religion that would aid his recovery.


119.
View STEP ONE essay   ... own resources.   12&12 Step One, p.22  
It was a statistical fact that alcoholics almost never recovered on their own resources.


120.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... own resources, never grows up.   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
This weak one, failing to meet life's responsibilities with his own resources, never grows up.


121.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... own reward, whether his brother has yet ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
And then he discovers that by the divine paradox of this kind of giving he has found his own reward, whether his brother has yet received anything or not.


122.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... own right.   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
All these failings generate fear, a soul-sickness in its own right.


123.
View STEP SIX essay   ... own righteousness.   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Here we are not trying to help those we criticize; we are trying to proclaim our own righteousness.


124.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... own roof.   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
He is not likely to get far in any direction if he fails to show unselfishness and love under his own roof.


125.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... own satisfaction, whether they are one of ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
How then shall we help our readers determine, to their own satisfaction, whether they are one of us?


126.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... own selfish ends.   BB Into Action, p.87  
We are careful never to pray for our own selfish ends.


127.
View STEP TWO essay   ... own shortcomings.   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
Moreover, we could avoid looking at some of our own shortcomings.


128.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... own sick brother?   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Who dared to be judge, jury, and executioner of his own sick brother?


129.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... own skin at another person's expense.   BB Into Action, p.74  
We have no right to save our own skin at another person's expense.


130.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... own sobriety.   BB To Wives, p.119  
The fact is that he should work with other people to maintain his own sobriety.


131.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... own sobriety and a mighty happy life.'   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"Of course, my answer was 'My own sobriety and a mighty happy life.'


132.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... own specialty.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
True, each physician in such a group might have his own specialty.


133.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... own specification.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
Others fell apart because of sheer self-righteousness while trying to enforce upon the rest of mankind some millennium of their own specification.


134.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... own spiritual demonstration.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
He should concentrate on his own spiritual demonstration.


135.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... own steam, but that in our groups ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
I insisted that few drunks could ever get well on their own steam, but that in our groups we could do together what we could not do separately.


136.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... own stories.   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
We find it better, when possible, to stick to our own stories.


137.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... own story.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
But I told him my own story.


138.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... own strong personal attachment to him, the ...   BB To Employers, p.137  
Because of the employee's special ability, or of his own strong personal attachment to him, the employer has sometimes kept such a man at work long beyond a reasonable period.


139.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... own, then such a choice will be ...   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
If you have developed a high confidence in him, and his temperament and problems are close to your own, then such a choice will be good.


140.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... own times, we have seen millions die ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
In our own times, we have seen millions die in political and economic wars often spurred by religious and racial difference.


141.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... own voluntary contributions.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
There were to be no fees or dues; our expenses were to be met by our own voluntary contributions.


142.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... own way.   BB How It Works, p.60  
Each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show; is forever trying to arrange the lights, the ballet, the scenery and the rest of the players in his own way.


143.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... own way.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
Aided by such instruction and example as we can find, it is essentially an individual adventure, something which each one of us works out in his own way.


144.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... own way.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
They figured that it was high time we now -- sober -- paid our own way.


145.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... own way, had constantly thrown us into ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Our demand for emotional security, for our own way, had constantly thrown us into unworkable relations with other people.


146.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... own way, the worse matters got.   BB How It Works, p.66  
But the more we fought and tried to have our own way, the worse matters got.


147.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... own way they will let him know ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
In time they will see that he is a new man and in their own way they will let him know it.


148.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... own wayward mate might be hospitalized and ...   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many a distracted wife has visited this house to find loving and understanding companionship among women who knew her problem, to hear from the lips of their husbands what had happened to them, to be advised how her own wayward mate might be hospitalized and approached when next he stumbled.


149.
View STEP THREE essay   ... own will.   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
Trying to do this is an act of his own will.


150.
View STEP THREE essay   ... own will and his own life over ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
No matter how much one wishes to try, exactly how can he turn his own will and his own life over to the care of whatever God he thinks there is?


151.
View STEP THREE essay   ... own will and one's own ideas about ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Already a willingness has been achieved to cast out one's own will and one's own ideas about the alcohol problem in favor of those suggested by A.A.


152.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... own will into all sorts of situations ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
With the best of intentions, he tends to force his own will into all sorts of situations and problems with the comfortable assurance that he is acting under God's specific direction.


153.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... own will power.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Young people may be encouraged by this man's experience to think that they can stop, as he did, on their own will power.


154.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... own willful desires, they revolt, and resist ...   12&12 Step Four, p.53  
When we habitually try to manipulate others to our own willful desires, they revolt, and resist us heavily.


155.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... own willingness to confide and your full ...   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
The real tests of the situation are your own willingness to confide and your full confidence in the one with whom you share your first accurate self-survey.


156.
View STEP SIX essay   ... own willpower just wouldn't work on alcohol.   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
My own willpower just wouldn't work on alcohol.


157.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... own wishful thinking and the human tendency ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
He may have forgotten the possibility that his own wishful thinking and the human tendency to rationalize have distorted his so-called guidance.


158.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... own work, has told us of his ...   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
We are greatly indebted to the doctor in attendance there, for he, although it might prejudice his own work, has told us of his belief in ours.


159.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... own wrong-doing as a means of destroying ...   BB Into Action, p.80  
He thus used his own wrong-doing as a means of destroying the reputation of another.


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