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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 TO WIVES chapter   ... pause and count your blessings.   BB To Wives, p.119  
When resentful thoughts come, try to pause and count your blessings.


2.
View STEP THREE essay   ... pause, ask for quiet, and in the ...   12&12 Step Three, p.41  
In all times of emotional disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ask for quiet, and in the stillness simply say: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done."


3.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... pause here to consider what humility is ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
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.


4.
View PREFACE   ... pause in reading one of the forty-two ...   BB Preface, p.xii  
If you have a drinking problem, we hope that you may pause in reading one of the forty-two personal stories and think: "Yes, that happened to me"; or, more important, "Yes, I've felt like that"; or, most important, "Yes, I believe this program can work for me too."


5.
View STEP TEN essay   ... pause, saying, "Not my will, but Thine, ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
When in doubt we can always pause, saying, "Not my will, but Thine, be done."


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask ...   BB Into Action, p.87  
As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action.


7.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... pause where situations must be met and ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
As the day goes on, we can pause where situations must be met and decisions made, and renew the simple request: "Thy will, not mine, be done."


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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