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Follow the Winners Fears

The Chief Activator of Our Defects

"The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear--primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we demanded. Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration."

(12&12 Step 7 p.nn)

" Unreasonable fear that our instincts will not be satisfied drives us"

(12&12 step 4 p.nn)

"Selfishness - self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. "

(BB p.62)

" pride, leading to self-justification, and always spurred by conscious or unconscious fears, is the basic breeder of most human difficulties."

(12&12 step 4 p.nn)

"At heart we had all been abnormally fearful."

(12&12 Step 12 p.nn)

"we think fear ought to be classed with stealing. It seems to cause more trouble."

(BB p.68)

"fears are the termites that ceaselessly devour the foundations of whatever sort of life we try to build.

(12&12 step 4 p.nn)
As we became conscious of His presence,
we began to lose our fear
of today, tomorrow or the hereafter.
-- BB p.63