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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 TEN essay   ... set apart.   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
And at length our inventories become a regular part of everyday living, rather than something unusual or set apart.


2.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... set apart one night a week for ...   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
In addition to these casual get-togethers, it became customary to set apart one night a week for a meeting to be attended by anyone or everyone interested in a spiritual way of life.


3.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... set apart that, if necessary, they can ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
Secondary aids to A.A., such as clubs or hospitals which require much property or administration, ought to be incorporated and so set apart that, if necessary, they can be freely discarded by the groups.


4.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... set apart that, if necessary, they can ...   12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
Secondary aids to A.A., such as clubs or hospitals which require much property or administration, ought to be incorporated and so set apart that, if necessary, they can be freely discarded by the groups.


5.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... set aside for A.A. in the wills ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
They pointed out that the Foundation board already knew of a total of half a million dollars set aside for A.A. in the wills of people still alive.


6.
View STEP TEN essay   ... set aside for that purpose.   12&12 Step Ten, pp.90-91  
The consideration of long-standing difficulties had better be postponed, when possible, to times deliberately set aside for that purpose.


7.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... set by imagination as it tried to ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
When such thoughts break in, we might recall, a little ruefully, how much store we used to set by imagination as it tried to create reality out of bottles.


8.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... set down are guides to progress.   BB How It Works, p.60  
The principles we have set down are guides to progress.


9.
View FOREWORD   ... set down its experience in a book ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
Nevertheless, the infant Society determined to set down its experience in a book which finally reached the public in April 1939.


10.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... set down on the table and forthwith ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
It was the day before Mother's Day and I had come home plastered, carrying a big potted plant which I set down on the table and forthwith went upstairs and passed out.


11.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... set foot on the road to straight ...   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
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.


12.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... set forth serious violations of moral principles.   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
To those having religious training, such a list would set forth serious violations of moral principles.


13.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... set his other ambitions aside, at whatever ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
In the radiance of such a miraculous discovery, any doctor would set his other ambitions aside, at whatever personal cost.


14.
View FOREWORD   ... set in as the recovered alcoholics carried ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
With the publication of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" in 1939, the pioneering period ended and a prodigious chain reaction set in as the recovered alcoholics carried their message to still others.


15.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... set in conflict not only with ourselves, ...   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
In these ways we are set in conflict not only with ourselves, but with other people who have instincts, too.


16.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... set in motion trains of circumstances which ...   BB How It Works, p.67  
It set in motion trains of circumstances which brought us misfortune we felt we didn't deserve.


17.
View FOREWORD   ... set in personal authority over another, that ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Why is it, they ask, that in A.A. no member can be set in personal authority over another, that nothing like a central government can anywhere be seen?


18.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... set in reverse all at once.   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
A whole lifetime geared to self-centeredness cannot be set in reverse all at once.


19.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... set of conceptions and motives begin to ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Ideas, emotions, and attitudes which were once the guiding forces of the lives of these men are suddenly cast to one side, and a completely new set of conceptions and motives begin to dominate them.


20.
View STEP NINE essay   ... set of conditions.   12&12 Step Nine, p.87  
But all of them do require a complete willingness to make amends as fast and as far as may be possible in a given set of conditions.


21.
View FOREWORD   ... set of traditional principles, having no legal ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
How can a set of traditional principles, having no legal force at all, hold the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in unity and effectiveness?


22.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... set of voices cry that sex is ...   BB How It Works, p.68  
One set of voices cry that sex is a lust of our lower nature, a base necessity of procreation.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... set on a path which tells him ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
He has been set on a path which tells him he is really going somewhere, that life is not a dead end, not something to be endured or mastered.


24.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... set on his feet financially which, at ...   BB A Vision For You, pp.153-154  
Had he been successful in his enterprise, he would have been set on his feet financially which, at the time, seemed vitally important.


25.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... set on my feet.   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
On talking to a man there, I would be amazingly lifted up and set on my feet.


26.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... set opposite each name our injuries.   BB How It Works, p.65  
On our grudge list we set opposite each name our injuries.


27.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... set our hearts on getting a particular ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
For example, we may set our hearts on getting a particular person sobered up, and after doing all we can for months, we see him relapse.


28.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... set out to convince ourselves it isn't ...   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
When, however, the perfectly logical assumption is suggested that underneath the material world and life as we see it, there is an All Powerful, Guiding, Creative Intelligence, right there our perverse streak comes to the surface and we laboriously set out to convince ourselves it isn't so.


29.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... set out to tell those he feared ...   BB A Vision For You, p.156  
One morning he took the bull by the horns and set out to tell those he feared what his trouble had been.


30.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... set prayers which emphasize the principles we ...   BB Into Action, p.87  
If not members of religious bodies, we sometimes select and memorize a few set prayers which emphasize the principles we have been discussing.


31.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... set right.(*)   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Nevertheless, under the influence of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, these situations are often set right.(*)


32.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... set right any new mistakes as we ...   BB Into Action, p.84  
This thought brings us to Step Ten, which suggests we continue to take personal inventory and continue to set right any new mistakes as we go along.


33.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... set right the wrong.   BB Into Action, p.77  
But our man is sure to be impressed with a sincere desire to set right the wrong.


34.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... set something by for old age?   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
How could we ever take care of those awful debts, possess a decent home, educate the kids, and set something by for old age?


35.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... set the ball rolling?   BB How It Works, p.67  
But did not we, ourselves, set the ball rolling?


36.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... set their approval upon us.   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Since Dr. Silkworth's first endorsement of Alcoholics Anonymous, medical societies and physicians throughout the world have set their approval upon us.


37.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... set their approval upon us, and wish ...   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.


38.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... set their feet in the path that ...   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
I have seen hundreds of families set their feet in the path that really goes somewhere; have seen the most impossible domestic situations righted; feuds and bitterness of all sorts wiped out.


39.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... set them on paper.   BB How It Works, p.64  
In dealing with resentments, we set them on paper.


40.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... set them on the right track without ...   BB Working With Others, p.100  
In this way you can set them on the right track without becoming critical of them.


41.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... set these matters straight.   BB How It Works, p.67  
We admitted our wrongs honestly and were willing to set these matters straight.


42.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... set things right.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We had to begin to make our peace, and so we listed the people we had harmed and became willing to set things right.


43.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... set to work almost frantically upon alcoholics ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
Hence the two men set to work almost frantically upon alcoholics arriving in the ward of the Akron City Hospital.


44.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... set up a disastrous chain reaction.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Compared to this prospect, the ten thousand dollars under consideration wasn't much, but like the alcoholic's first drink it would, if taken, inevitably set up a disastrous chain reaction.


45.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... set up, telephones installed, and a few ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
To save whole areas from turmoil, small offices had to be set up, telephones installed, and a few full-time secretaries hired.


46.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... set us thinking.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
This phenomenon of contrast really set us thinking.


47.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... set your heart on reforming your husband.   BB To Wives, p.111  
Do not set your heart on reforming your husband.


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