"We resist learning what will disrupt the frameworks we traditionally use to make sense of the world and ourselves" (Kumashiro, 2001, p. 5), and ironically, "desire exactly what is harmful to ourselves". We also often resist that which we most need, or is good for us (p. 6).

 

Perhaps this is in part, as Felman (1995) puts it, because we resist learning precisely where we are most implicated, or, where old discourses hold us hostage. Yet these discourses can be shifted through processes such as Chinese Energetic Medicine (e.g. Yeun Method) and other quantum level healing modalities. Ironically, however, our embeddedness in discourses of Western rationality often make engagement with such processes difficult to take up.