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


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... pain, and even calamity turned to good ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
We know this because we see monotony, pain, and even calamity turned to good use by those who keep on trying to practice A.A.'s Twelve Steps.


3.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... pain and problems.   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
Until now, our lives have been largely devoted to running from pain and problems.


4.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... pain," and we pray for these specific ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We say to ourselves, "This one ought to be cured of his fatal malady," or "That one ought to be relieved of his emotional pain," and we pray for these specific things.


5.
View STEP THREE essay   ... pain, can be solved, too.   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
He relies upon the assurance that his many troubles, now made more acute because he cannot use alcohol to kill the pain, can be solved, too.


6.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... pain, fear, and despair, and even the ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
And this they did find, in measure to transcend all the defects of their frail craft, every test of uncertainty, pain, fear, and despair, and even the death of one.


7.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... pain had been the price of admission ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
In every case, pain had been the price of admission into a new life.


8.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... pain less, and desire humility more than ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
We began to fear pain less, and desire humility more than ever.


9.
View STEP SIX essay   ... pain of envy or to be paralyzed ...   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
No one wants to be agonized by the chronic pain of envy or to be paralyzed by sloth.


10.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... pain subsides, a healing tranquillity takes its ...   12&12 Step Five, p.62  
As the pain subsides, a healing tranquillity takes its place.


11.
View STEP TEN essay   ... pain was the touchstone of all spiritual ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
Someone who knew what he was talking about once remarked that pain was the touchstone of all spiritual progress.


12.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... pain will be lessened as one obstacle ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
But if a willing start is made, then the great advantages of doing this will so quickly reveal themselves that the pain will be lessened as one obstacle after another melts away.


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