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1.
... spiritual.   12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190   View TRADITIONS LONG FORM
We think, therefore, that any considerable property of genuine use to A.A. should be separately incorporated and managed, thus dividing the material from the spiritual.


2.
... spiritual.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564   View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition
We think, therefore, that any considerable property of genuine use to A.A. should be separately incorporated and managed, thus dividing the material from the spiritual.


3.
... spiritual about A.A. too, and Catholic participation ...   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572   View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA
There is something spiritual about A.A. too, and Catholic participation in it almost invariably results in poor Catholics becoming better Catholics."


4.
... spiritual about an art museum or a ...   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572   View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA
There is something spiritual about an art museum or a symphony, and the Catholic Church approves of our use of them.


5.
... spiritual activities if he expects to survive.   BB To Wives, p.120   View TO WIVES chapter
Your husband will see at once that he must redouble his spiritual activities if he expects to survive.


6.
... spiritual activities, they should let him have ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.129   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
Though the family does not fully agree with dad's spiritual activities, they should let him have his head.


7.
... spiritual advance!   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156   View TRADITION SIX essay
Why, we thought, our Society of Alcoholics Anonymous might prove to be the spearhead of a new spiritual advance!


8.
... spiritual advice, judges no one's conduct, issues ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.134   View TRADITION TWO essay
The committee gives no spiritual advice, judges no one's conduct, issues no orders.


9.
... spiritual adviser.   BB How It Works, p.63   View HOW IT WORKS chapter
We found it very desirable to take this spiritual step with an understanding person, such as our wife, best friend, or spiritual adviser.


10.
... spiritual adviser, earnestly asking God's help and ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.86   View STEP NINE essay
Do we lay the matter before our sponsor or spiritual adviser, earnestly asking God's help and guidance -- meanwhile resolving to do the right thing when it becomes clear, cost what it may?


11.
... spiritual adviser, we make a careful review ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.89   View STEP TEN essay
Then there are those occasions when alone, or in the company of our sponsor or spiritual adviser, we make a careful review of our progress since the last time.


12.
... spiritual advisers that we first felt truly ...   12&12 Step Five, p.58   View STEP FIVE essay
Often it was while working on this Step with our sponsors or spiritual advisers that we first felt truly able to forgive others, no matter how deeply we felt they had wronged us.


13.
... spiritual advisers the guidance they feel they ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60   View STEP FIVE essay
It is worth noting that people of very high spiritual development almost always insist on checking with friends or spiritual advisers the guidance they feel they have received from God.


14.
... spiritual after all, they say.   BB The Family Afterward, p.128   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
Dad is not so spiritual after all, they say.


15.
... spiritual aim.   12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190   View TRADITIONS LONG FORM
Six -- Problems of money, property, and authority may easily divert us from our primary spiritual aim.


16.
... spiritual aim.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563   View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition
6. Problems of money, property, and authority may easily divert us from our primary spiritual aim.


17.
... spiritual and ethical compulsion, because hundreds may ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.133   View TRADITION TWO essay
He feels a spiritual and ethical compulsion, because hundreds may be suffering within reach of his help.


18.
... spiritual and moral perfection; we want to ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68   View STEP SIX essay
Therefore, it seems plain that few of us can quickly or easily become ready to aim at spiritual and moral perfection; we want to settle for only as much perfection as will get us by in life, according, of course, to our various and sundry ideas of what will get us by.


19.
... "spiritual angle," and who still considered his ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109   View STEP TWELVE essay
From great numbers of such experiences, we could predict that the doubter who still claimed that he hadn't got the "spiritual angle," and who still considered his well-loved A.A. group the higher power, would presently love God and call Him by name.


20.
... spiritual answer and program of action which ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
"Then they outlined the spiritual answer and program of action which a hundred of them had followed successfully.


21.
... spiritual approach.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180   View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story
But this was a man who had experienced many years of frightful drinking, who had had most all the drunkard's experiences known to man, but who had been cured by the very means I had been trying to employ, that is to say the spiritual approach.


22.
... spiritual approach, encourage him to follow his ...   BB Working With Others, p.95   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
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.


23.
... spiritual approach in such cases as yours.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.43   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
Though not a religious person, I have profound respect for the spiritual approach in such cases as yours.


24.
... spiritual approaches, how frequently did we all ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
When people presented us with spiritual approaches, how frequently did we all say, "I wish I had what that man has.


25.
... spiritual as well as an altruistic plane, ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi   View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION
Though we work out our solution on the spiritual as well as an altruistic plane, we favor hospitalization for the alcoholic who is very jittery or befogged.


26.
... spiritual as well as moral.   BB We Agnostics, p.45   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
That means we have written a book which we believe to be spiritual as well as moral.


27.
... spiritual atmosphere with which the grace of ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100   View STEP ELEVEN essay
As though lying upon a sunlit beach, let us relax and breathe deeply of the spiritual atmosphere with which the grace of this prayer surrounds us.


28.
... spiritual awakening.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106   View STEP TWELVE essay
Our Twelfth Step also says that as a result of practicing all the Steps, we have each found something called a spiritual awakening.


29.
... spiritual awakening about which finally there was ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109   View STEP TWELVE essay
So, practicing these Steps, we had a spiritual awakening about which finally there was no question.


30.
... "spiritual awakening" are used many times in ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567   View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


31.
... spiritual awakening as the result of these ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106   View STEP TWELVE essay
"Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."


32.
... spiritual awakening as the result of these ...   BB How It Works, p.60   View HOW IT WORKS chapter
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


33.
... spiritual awakening as there are people who ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106   View STEP TWELVE essay
Maybe there are as many definitions of spiritual awakening as there are people who have had them.


34.
... spiritual awakening, the most important meaning of ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106   View STEP TWELVE essay
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.


35.
... 'spiritual awakening'?" they ask.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106   View STEP TWELVE essay
"What do you mean when you talk about a 'spiritual awakening'?" they ask.


36.
... spiritual axiom that every time we are ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.90   View STEP TEN essay
It is a spiritual axiom that every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us.


37.
... spiritual bankruptcy.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107   View STEP TWELVE essay
Beginning with Step Four, we commenced to search out the things in ourselves which had brought us to physical, moral, and spiritual bankruptcy.


38.
... spiritual basis.   BB Into Action, p.76   View INTO ACTION chapter
As we look over the list of business acquaintances and friends we have hurt, we may feel diffident about going to some of them on a spiritual basis.


39.
... spiritual basis.   BB A Vision For You, p.162   View A VISION FOR YOU chapter
Understanding our work, he can do this with an eye to selecting those who are willing and able to recover on a spiritual basis.


40.
... spiritual basis are not always easy alternatives ...   BB We Agnostics, p.44   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
To be doomed to an alcoholic death or to live on a spiritual basis are not always easy alternatives to face.


41.
... spiritual basis, he will also be doing ...   BB To Wives, p.118   View TO WIVES chapter
If your husband is trying to live on a spiritual basis, he will also be doing everything in his power to avoid disagreement or contention.


42.
... spiritual basis of life -- or else.   BB We Agnostics, p.44   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
But after a while we had to face the fact that we must find a spiritual basis of life -- or else.


43.
... spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.135   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member has to if he would recover.


44.
... spiritual beliefs and practices when we might ...   BB We Agnostics, p.49   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
We used to amuse ourselves by cynically dissecting spiritual beliefs and practices when we might have observed that many spiritually-minded persons of all races, colors, and creeds were demonstrating a degree of stability, happiness and usefulness which we should have sought ourselves.


45.
... spiritual beliefs, but now we begin to ...   BB Into Action, p.75   View INTO ACTION chapter
We may have had certain spiritual beliefs, but now we begin to have a spiritual experience.


46.
... spiritual climate in which A.A. was born, ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177   View TRADITION TEN essay
That is the spiritual climate in which A.A. was born, and by God's grace has nevertheless flourished.


47.
... spiritual concepts.   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568   View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience
Most emphatically we wish to say that any alcoholic capable of honestly facing his problems in the light of our experience can recover, provided he does not close his mind to all spiritual concepts.


48.
... spiritual condition.   BB Into Action, p.85   View INTO ACTION chapter
That is how we react so long as we keep in fit spiritual condition.


49.
... spiritual condition.   BB Into Action, p.85   View INTO ACTION chapter
What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition.


50.
... spiritual condition was.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122   View STEP TWELVE essay
It did not matter too much what our material condition was, but it did matter what our spiritual condition was.


51.
... spiritual convictions or not, they may do ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.130   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
One more suggestion: Whether the family has spiritual convictions or not, they may do well to examine the principles by which the alcoholic member is trying to live.


52.
... spiritual damage to people.   12&12 Step Eight, p.80   View STEP EIGHT essay
To define the word "harm" in a practical way, we might call it the result of instincts in collision, which cause physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual damage to people.


53.
... spiritual deficiency -- he will know of it.   BB To Wives, p.120   View TO WIVES chapter
You need not remind him of his spiritual deficiency -- he will know of it.


54.
... spiritual demonstration.   BB Working With Others, p.98   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
He should concentrate on his own spiritual demonstration.


55.
... spiritual development.   12&12 Step Three, p.36   View STEP THREE essay
This, of course, is the process by which instinct and logic always seek to bolster egotism, and so frustrate spiritual development.


56.
... spiritual development.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114   View STEP TWELVE essay
Our answer is in still more spiritual development.


57.
... spiritual development.   BB The Family Afterward, p.130   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
Though some of his manifestations are alarming and disagreeable, we think dad will be on a firmer foundation than the man who is placing business or professional success ahead of spiritual development.


58.
... spiritual development almost always insist on checking ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60   View STEP FIVE essay
It is worth noting that people of very high spiritual development almost always insist on checking with friends or spiritual advisers the guidance they feel they have received from God.


59.
... spiritual discoveries.   BB Into Action, p.77   View INTO ACTION chapter
He is going to be more interested in a demonstration of good will than in our talk of spiritual discoveries.


60.
... spiritual disease, for we have been not ...   BB How It Works, p.64   View HOW IT WORKS chapter
From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick.


61.
... spiritual effort is involved in avoiding excesses ...   12&12 Step Six, p.66   View STEP SIX essay
Not much spiritual effort is involved in avoiding excesses which will bring us punishment anyway.


62.
... spiritual entity having but one primary purpose ...   12&12 Tradition Five (Long), p.190   View TRADITIONS LONG FORM
Five -- Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose -- that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


63.
... spiritual entity having but one primary purpose ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563   View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition
5. Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose -- that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


64.
... spiritual experience.   BB There Is A Solution, p.27   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
This hope, however, was destroyed by the doctor's telling him that while his religious convictions were very good, in his case they did not spell the necessary vital spiritual experience.


65.
... spiritual experience.   BB There Is A Solution, p.29   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
Surprisingly enough, we find such convictions no great obstacle to a spiritual experience.


66.
... spiritual experience.   BB We Agnostics, p.56   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
One night, when confined in a hospital, he was approached by an alcoholic who had known a spiritual experience.


67.
... "Spiritual Experience."   BB We Agnostics (Note), p.47   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
(*) Please be sure to read Appendix II on "Spiritual Experience."


68.
... spiritual experience.   BB Into Action, p.75   View INTO ACTION chapter
We may have had certain spiritual beliefs, but now we begin to have a spiritual experience.


69.
... spiritual experience.   BB To Wives, p.119   View TO WIVES chapter
Your husband will be the first to say it was your devotion and care which brought him to the point where he could have a spiritual experience.


70.
... spiritual experience.   BB The Family Afterward, p.128   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
Assume on the other hand that father has, at the outset, a stirring spiritual experience.


71.
... spiritual experience.   BB A Vision For You, p.158   View A VISION FOR YOU chapter
He had begun to have a spiritual experience.


72.
... spiritual experience.   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568   View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience
Most of us think this awareness of a Power greater than ourselves is the essence of spiritual experience.


73.
... spiritual experience and a life of sane ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.130   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
We have found nothing incompatible between a powerful spiritual experience and a life of sane and happy usefulness.


74.
... "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567   View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


75.
... spiritual experience and told him about the ...   BB A Vision For You, p.157   View A VISION FOR YOU chapter
The two friends spoke of their spiritual experience and told him about the course of action they carried out.


76.
... spiritual experience, following a meeting with an ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv   View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION
Six months earlier, the broker had been relieved of his drink obsession by a sudden spiritual experience, following a meeting with an alcoholic friend who had been in contact with the Oxford Groups of that day.


77.
... spiritual experience, he conceded, was absolutely necessary, ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155   View A VISION FOR YOU chapter
A spiritual experience, he conceded, was absolutely necessary, but the price seemed high upon the basis suggested.


78.
... spiritual experience, the alcoholic will find he ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
Being possessed of a spiritual experience, the alcoholic will find he has much in common with these people, though he may differ with them on many matters.


79.
... spiritual experience they forgave each other and ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.124   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
In the first flush of spiritual experience they forgave each other and drew closer together.


80.
... spiritual experience, this business of resentment is ...   BB How It Works, p.66   View HOW IT WORKS chapter
But with the alcoholic, whose hope is the maintenance and growth of a spiritual experience, this business of resentment is infinitely grave.


81.
... spiritual experience, we ask that we be ...   BB Into Action, p.79   View INTO ACTION chapter
Reminding ourselves that we have decided to go to any lengths to find a spiritual experience, we ask that we be given strength and direction to do the right thing, no matter what the personal consequences may be.


82.
... spiritual experience will conquer.   BB We Agnostics, p.44   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
If that be the case, you may be suffering from an illness which only a spiritual experience will conquer.


83.
... spiritual experiences.   BB There Is A Solution, p.27   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
Here and there, once in a while, alcoholics have had what are called vital spiritual experiences.


84.
... spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our whole ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God's universe.


85.
... spiritual expressions which you find in this ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
This applies, too, to other spiritual expressions which you find in this book.


86.
... spiritual feature freely.   BB Working With Others, p.93   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
Stress the spiritual feature freely.


87.
... spiritual feature on our first approach.   BB Into Action, p.76   View INTO ACTION chapter
To some people we need not, and probably should not emphasize the spiritual feature on our first approach.


88.
... spiritual fences.   BB The Family Afterward, p.135   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
He had to painfully admit that and mend his spiritual fences.


89.
... spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184   View TRADITION TWELVE essay
"Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities."


90.
... spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562   View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition
Twelve -- Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.


91.
... spiritual from the material."   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161   View TRADITION SEVEN essay
We shall have to separate the spiritual from the material."


92.
... spiritual ground before you start and that ...   BB Working With Others, p.102   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
But be sure you are on solid spiritual ground before you start and that your motive in going is thoroughly good.


93.
... spiritual growth first -- then and only then ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114   View STEP TWELVE essay
But when we are willing to place spiritual growth first -- then and only then do we have a real chance.


94.
... spiritual growth is lopsided, that for an ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.129   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
He will perceive that his spiritual growth is lopsided, that for an average man like himself, a spiritual life which does not include his family obligations may not be so perfect after all.


95.
... spiritual growth, to effect our first conscious ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
At the start, this was all we needed to commence spiritual growth, to effect our first conscious relation with God as we understood Him.


96.
... spiritual health and self-respect to hundreds of ...   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572   View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA
This self-insurance has resulted in the restoration of physical, mental and spiritual health and self-respect to hundreds of men and women who would be hopelessly down and out without its unique but effective therapy."


97.
... spiritual help.   BB There Is A Solution, p.25   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region from which there is no return through human aid, we had but two alternatives: One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could; and the other, to accept spiritual help.


98.
... spiritual help.   BB There Is A Solution, p.27   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
Some of our alcoholic readers may think they can do without spiritual help.


99.
... spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, ...   12&12 Tradition Seven (Long), p.191   View TRADITIONS LONG FORM
Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority.


100.
... spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564   View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition
Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority.


101.
... spiritual hilltop; simply lay out the kit ...   BB Working With Others, p.95   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
Never talk down to an alcoholic from any moral or spiritual hilltop; simply lay out the kit of spiritual tools for his inspection.


102.
... spiritual ideas of the Society were codified ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17   View FOREWORD
In it alcoholism was described from the alcoholic's point of view, the spiritual ideas of the Society were codified for the first time in the Twelve Steps, and the application of these Steps to the alcoholic's dilemma was made clear.


103.
... spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced ...   12&12 Foreword, p.15   View FOREWORD
A.A.'s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.


104.
... spiritual infancy will quickly disappear.   BB The Family Afterward, p.129   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
In the midst of an understanding and sympathetic family, these vagaries of dad's spiritual infancy will quickly disappear.


105.
... spiritual intoxication.   BB The Family Afterward, p.128   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
We have indulged in spiritual intoxication.


106.
... spiritual justification for so doing.   BB The Family Afterward, p.129   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
Instead of treating the family as he should, he may retreat further into himself and feel he has spiritual justification for so doing.


107.
... spiritual liberation from this world, people who ...   BB We Agnostics, p.55   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
Yet we had been seeing another kind of flight, a spiritual liberation from this world, people who rose above their problems.


108.
... spiritual life.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.35   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
All went well for a time, but he failed to enlarge his spiritual life.


109.
... spiritual life is not a theory.   BB Into Action, p.83   View INTO ACTION chapter
The spiritual life is not a theory.


110.
... spiritual life through work and self-sacrifice for ...   BB Bill's Story, p.15   View BILL'S STORY chapter
For if an alcoholic failed to perfect and enlarge his spiritual life through work and self-sacrifice for others, he could not survive the certain trials and low spots ahead.


111.
... spiritual life which does not include his ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.129   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
He will perceive that his spiritual growth is lopsided, that for an average man like himself, a spiritual life which does not include his family obligations may not be so perfect after all.


112.
... spiritual lines.   BB How It Works, p.60   View HOW IT WORKS chapter
The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.


113.
... spiritual make-believe have eventually seen the childishness ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.130   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
Those of us who have spent much time in the world of spiritual make-believe have eventually seen the childishness of it.


114.
... spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out ...   BB How It Works, p.64   View HOW IT WORKS chapter
When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically.


115.
... spiritual matters.   BB Into Action, p.83   View INTO ACTION chapter
We should not talk incessantly to them about spiritual matters.


116.
... spiritual matters as we had tried to ...   BB We Agnostics, p.48   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
Faced with alcoholic destruction, we soon became as open minded on spiritual matters as we had tried to be on other questions.


117.
... spiritual matters, especially when we mention God, ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
But his face falls when we speak of spiritual matters, especially when we mention God, for we have re-opened a subject which our man thought he had neatly evaded or entirely ignored.


118.
... spiritual matters is dangerous.   12&12 Step Five, p.60   View STEP FIVE essay
Going it alone in spiritual matters is dangerous.


119.
... spiritual matters morning, noon and night.   BB The Family Afterward, p.128   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
There is talk about spiritual matters morning, noon and night.


120.
... spiritual means to resolve his alcoholic dilemma ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi   View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION
This physician had repeatedly tried spiritual means to resolve his alcoholic dilemma but had failed.


121.
... spiritual, mental, and emotional levels is a ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119   View STEP TWELVE essay
The prospective partners need to be solid A.A.'s and long enough acquainted to know that their compatibility at spiritual, mental, and emotional levels is a fact and not wishful thinking.


122.
... spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117   View STEP TWELVE essay
Nearly every sound human being experiences, at some time in life, a compelling desire to find a mate of the opposite sex with whom the fullest possible union can be made -- spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical.


123.
... spiritual mode of living is a most ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.133   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
We are convinced that a spiritual mode of living is a most powerful health restorative.


124.
... spiritual nature, which did not appeal to ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178   View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story
I learned that it was something of a spiritual nature, which did not appeal to me very much, but I thought it could do no harm.


125.
... spiritual objective before we try to move ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100   View STEP ELEVEN essay
Well, meditation is like that, too; it helps to envision our spiritual objective before we try to move toward it.


126.
... spiritual or was it medical?   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156   View TRADITION SIX essay
Was A.A. spiritual or was it medical?


127.
... 'spiritual' out of my mouth than he ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153   View TRADITION FIVE essay
I'd no sooner got the word 'spiritual' out of my mouth than he pounced.


128.
... spiritual perfection.   BB How It Works, p.60   View HOW IT WORKS chapter
We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.


129.
... spiritual plane.   BB To Wives, p.116   View TO WIVES chapter
We have elsewhere remarked how much better life is when lived on a spiritual plane.


130.
... spiritual power, beauty, and love of which ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100   View STEP ELEVEN essay
Let us become willing to partake and be strengthened and lifted up by the sheer spiritual power, beauty, and love of which these magnificent words are the carriers.


131.
... spiritual principle had its first major test.   12&12 Step Three, p.38   View STEP THREE essay
When World War II broke out, this spiritual principle had its first major test.


132.
... spiritual principles.   12&12 Tradition One, p.130   View TRADITION ONE essay
His life actually depends upon obedience to spiritual principles.


133.
... spiritual principles.   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174   View TRADITION NINE essay
His drunkenness and dissolution are not penalties inflicted by people in authority; they result from his personal disobedience to spiritual principles.


134.
... spiritual principles.   BB Working With Others, p.93   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
The main thing is that he be willing to believe in a Power greater than himself and that he live by spiritual principles.


135.
... spiritual principles.   BB Working With Others, p.93   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
When dealing with such a person, you had better use everyday language to describe spiritual principles.


136.
... spiritual principles, first because we must, and ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174   View TRADITION NINE essay
So we of A.A. do obey spiritual principles, first because we must, and ultimately because we love the kind of life such obedience brings.


137.
... spiritual principles in such cases was not ...   BB A Vision For You, p.156   View A VISION FOR YOU chapter
The use of spiritual principles in such cases was not so well understood as it is now.


138.
... spiritual principles in their lives, we began ...   BB To Wives, p.116   View TO WIVES chapter
As our husbands began to apply spiritual principles in their lives, we began to see the desirability of doing so too.


139.
... spiritual principles, there is a much better ...   BB Working With Others, p.97   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
Should they accept and practice spiritual principles, there is a much better chance that the head of the family will recover.


140.
... spiritual principles to work in every department ...   BB To Wives, p.116   View TO WIVES chapter
Now we try to put spiritual principles to work in every department of our lives.


141.
... spiritual principles unless we accepted many things ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
That was great news to us, for we had assumed we could not make use of spiritual principles unless we accepted many things on faith which seemed difficult to believe.


142.
... spiritual principles we think we ought not ...   BB Into Action, p.83   View INTO ACTION chapter
Unless one's family expresses a desire to live upon spiritual principles we think we ought not to urge them.


143.
... spiritual principles would solve all my problems.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
"Quite as important was the discovery that spiritual principles would solve all my problems.


144.
... spiritual program.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
They criticize, pointing out how he is falling down on his spiritual program.


145.
... spiritual program, making a better practical use ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.130   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
Nothing will help the man who is off on a spiritual tangent so much as the wife who adopts a sane spiritual program, making a better practical use of it.


146.
... spiritual program of action and rest on ...   BB Into Action, p.85   View INTO ACTION chapter
It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels.


147.
... spiritual progress.   12&12 Step Ten, p.93   View STEP TEN essay
Someone who knew what he was talking about once remarked that pain was the touchstone of all spiritual progress.


148.
... spiritual progress.   BB Working With Others, p.100   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
Both you and the new man must walk day by day in the path of spiritual progress.


149.
... spiritual progress; it never preceded.   BB The Family Afterward, p.127   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
For us, material well-being always followed spiritual progress; it never preceded.


150.
... spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.   BB How It Works, p.60   View HOW IT WORKS chapter
We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.


151.
... spiritual progress, we saw through these fallacies.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115   View STEP TWELVE essay
As we made spiritual progress, we saw through these fallacies.


152.
... spiritual quality which today keynotes A.A. life ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187   View TRADITION TWELVE essay
It is an all-pervading spiritual quality which today keynotes A.A. life everywhere.


153.
... spiritual release, but liked to tell ourselves ...   BB We Agnostics, p.55   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
We had seen spiritual release, but liked to tell ourselves it wasn't true.


154.
... spiritual remedy, ask him to look at ...   BB To Wives, p.112   View TO WIVES chapter
If you think he will be shy of a spiritual remedy, ask him to look at the chapter on alcoholism.


155.
... spiritual remedy for his malady with a ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi   View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION
But when the broker gave him Dr. Silkworth's description of alcoholism and its hopelessness, the physician began to pursue the spiritual remedy for his malady with a willingness he had never before been able to muster.


156.
... spiritual remedy for his problem.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
Fred would not believe himself an alcoholic, much less accept a spiritual remedy for his problem.


157.
... spiritual side of life a fair hearing.   BB We Agnostics, p.50   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
We never gave the spiritual side of life a fair hearing.


158.
... spiritual side of our program.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152   View TRADITION FIVE essay
"Then, hesitantly, I ventured to talk about the spiritual side of our program.


159.
... spiritual significance.   12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192   View TRADITIONS LONG FORM
Twelve -- And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.


160.
... spiritual significance.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.566   View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition
12. And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.


161.
... spiritual status.   BB Working With Others, p.101   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
An alcoholic who cannot meet them, still has an alcoholic mind; there is something the matter with his spiritual status.


162.
... spiritual step with an understanding person, such ...   BB How It Works, p.63   View HOW IT WORKS chapter
We found it very desirable to take this spiritual step with an understanding person, such as our wife, best friend, or spiritual adviser.


163.
... spiritual structure can be built.(*)   BB We Agnostics, p.47   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
It has been repeatedly proven among us that upon this simple cornerstone a wonderfully effective spiritual structure can be built.(*)


164.
... spiritual stuff makes sense.   BB A Vision For You, p.159   View A VISION FOR YOU chapter
After a bit, he said, "The way you fellows put this spiritual stuff makes sense.


165.
... spiritual substance of anonymity is sacrifice.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184   View TRADITION TWELVE essay
The spiritual substance of anonymity is sacrifice.


166.
... spiritual tangent so much as the wife ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.130   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
Nothing will help the man who is off on a spiritual tangent so much as the wife who adopts a sane spiritual program, making a better practical use of it.


167.
... spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you.


168.
... spiritual things made us bristle with antagonism.   BB We Agnostics, p.48   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
Many of us have been so touchy that even casual reference to spiritual things made us bristle with antagonism.


169.
... spiritual things, often enhance such unions.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119   View STEP TWELVE essay
Their common suffering as drinkers, their common interest in A.A. and spiritual things, often enhance such unions.


170.
... spiritual tools for his inspection.   BB Working With Others, p.95   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
Never talk down to an alcoholic from any moral or spiritual hilltop; simply lay out the kit of spiritual tools for his inspection.


171.
... spiritual tools laid at our feet.   BB There Is A Solution, p.25   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
When, therefore, we were approached by those in whom the problem had been solved, there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet.


172.
... spiritual understanding.   BB The Family Afterward, p.127   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
If they sense these things, they will not take so seriously his periods of crankiness, depression, or apathy, which will disappear when there is tolerance, love, and spiritual understanding.


173.
... spiritual values had to come first, and ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71   View STEP SEVEN essay
We had lacked the perspective to see that character-building and spiritual values had to come first, and that material satisfactions were not the purpose of living.


174.
... spiritual way of life.   BB A Vision For You, p.160   View A VISION FOR YOU chapter
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.


175.
... spiritual way of life their road will ...   BB To Wives, p.114   View TO WIVES chapter
If such women adopt a spiritual way of life their road will be smoother.


176.
... spiritual way of living, thus relieving much ...   BB A Vision For You, p.159   View A VISION FOR YOU chapter
They experienced a few distressing failures, but in those cases they made an effort to bring the man's family into a spiritual way of living, thus relieving much worry and suffering.


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