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AsBillSeesIt

AsBillSeesIt

As As Bill Bill Sees Sees It It 1 Personality Change "It has often been said of A.A. that we are interested only on alcoholism. That is not true. We have to get over drinking in order to stay alive. But anyone who knows the alcoholic personality by firsthand contact knows that no true alky ever stops drinking permanently without undergoing a profound personality change." > >> We thought "conditions" drove us to drink, and when we tried to correct these conditions and found that we couldn't do so to our entire satisfaction, our drinking went out of hand and we became alcoholics. It never ocurred to us that we needed to change ourselves to meet conditions, whatever they were. 1. LETTER, 1940 2. TWELVE AND TWELVE, P. 47 2 In God's Hands When we look back, we realize that the things which came to us when we put ourselves in God's hands were better than anything we could have planned. > >> My depression deepened unbearable, and finally it seemed to me as though I were at the very bottom of the pit. For the moment, the last vestige of my proud obstinacy was crushed. All at once I found myself crying out, "If there is a God, let Him show Himself! I am ready to do anything, anything!" Suddenly the room lit up with a great white light. It seemed to me, in the mind's eye, that I was on a mountain and that a wind not of air but of spirit was blowing. And then it burst upon me that I was a free man. Slowly the ecstasy subsided. I lay on the bed, but now for a time I was in another world,a new world of consciouness. All about me and through me there was a wonderful feeling of Presence, and I thought to myself, "So this is the God of the preachers!" 1. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, P. 100 2. A.A. COMES OF AGE, P. 63 1

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    98 Anger -- Personal and Group Enem

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    102 Healing Talk When we consult an

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    106 "Perfect" Humility For myself,

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    109 Freedom Through Acceptance We a

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    113 To Be Fair-Minded Too often, I

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    117 The Sense of Belonging Perhaps

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    121 We are Not Fighting We have cea

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    125 Look Beyond the Horizon My work

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    129 The Way of Strength We need not

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    133 "Privileged People" I saw that

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    137 Beyond Agnosticism We of agnost

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    141 "Restore Us to Sanity" Few inde

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    145 To Take Responsibility Learning

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    149 Guide to a Better Way Almost no

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    153 Without Anger Suppose A.A. fall

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    our outlook. Our eyes begin to open

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    160 The Rationalizers and the Self-

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    164 A Saving Principle The practice

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    168 Accepting God's Gifts "Though m

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    172 This Matter of Honesty "Only Go

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    176 Domination and Demand The prima

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    180 Community Problem The answer to

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    184 Meeting Adversity "Our spiritua

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    188 To Survive Trials In our belief

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    192 Carrying the Message The wonder

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    196 Antidote for Fear When our fail

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    had its first major test. A.A.'s en

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    204 The Building of Character Since

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    208 Reason -- a Bridge to Faith We

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    212 Faith and Action Your prospect'

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    216 After the "Honeymoon" "For most

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    220 In Partnership As we made spiri

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    224 Leadership in A.A. No society c

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    228 The Beginning of True Kinship W

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    232 The Value of Human Will Many ne

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    236 Perfection -- Only the Objectiv

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    240 Hard on Ourselves, Considerate

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    244 Toward Maturity Many oldsters w

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    248 We Need Outside Help It was evi

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    252 Alone No More Alcoholism was a

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    256 A "Special" Experience? I was t

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    260 Inward Reality It is being cons

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    264 The Step That Keeps Us Growing

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    268 Those Other People "Just like y

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    The life of each A.A. and of each g

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    277 To Lighten Our Burden Only one

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    281 Ourselves as Individuals There

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    285 False Pride The alarming thing

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    289 When Conflicts Mount Sometimes

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    293 Rebellion or Acceptance All of

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    297 A Vision of the Whole "Though m

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    301 To Rebuild Security In our beha

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    305 From the Taproot The principle

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    309 Spiritual Axiom It is a spiritu

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    313 In the Sunlight at Last When th

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    317 Vision Beyond Today Vision is,

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    321 Results of Prayer As the doubte

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    325 Humility Brings Hope Now that w

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    And for that: I am responsible. --

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    THE TWELVE TRADITIONS 1 -- Our comm

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