Yes I stammered. I stammered badly last Saturday in a family function that too in my own comfort zone. My nephew was introducing his friend to me. While asking about his place of work I stammered very badly at word You…..What happened ? I discussed with Dr. Sachin.
The Devil may suddenly come out while having an informal chat even with your kids where you are not at all in any type of pressure situation. This is true nature of stammering. The real test of acceptance arises there. We have to see whether we are able to accept it with a broad smile or not. In case not. We have long miles to go.
In fact you cannot always be positive. There might have been times when you were making good progress, feeling good and confident. Suddenly, like a big bang, you felt down, as it happened to me last Saturday. This could have happened to you too recently.
I think it is okay to feel not so good some time. It is okay to get frustrated or disturbed some time. It is normal provided we are able to get over it and move on. Because we are human. Welcoming stammering into our lives is paradoxically the surer way to dissolve it. By accepting and mindfully experiencing our stammering situation whenever and wherever it encounters us , we slowly move to a situation where it no longer affects our speech.
We need to accept and welcome it with a broad smile on our face.
I request all and especially the so called recovered stammerers to please comment and share their personal experiences in this regard.