When we find ourselves captured by aggression, we can remember this: we don’t have to strike out, nor do we have to repress what we’re feeling. We don’t have to feel hatred or shame. We can at least begin to question our assumptions. Could it be that whether we are awake or asleep, we are simply moving from one dreamlike state to another?
From Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion by Pema Chödrön, page 192