Buddho Abhayam Deseti, this means Buddha Teaches Fearlessness in Pali. I used this in my Facebook account to remind myself that the Buddha is a fearless warrior who dare to enter into uncomfortable situation and discovered the truth.
It is not always easy for me to face my emotion as it does get very uncomfortable and hurtful.
Recently over small talk cum discussion with friends I came to the awareness that it may not be easy for us to face our negative thoughts and emotion. It is perfectly normal since all sentential beings want happiness and do not want suffering.
This brings to mind a story from the Buddha's life story, it goes that the soon to be Buddha was face with Mara's fearful army and tempting daughters but the Bodhisattva remain fearless and just observed and was aware of what was going on. He finally defeated Mara and became the Buddha.
Another life story came to mind on how we could do to face negative emotion. It goes that Buddha uses compassion to subdue Nalagiri the elephant (http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/pbs2_unit06.htm).
So my point is that when faced with strong emotion, we can take a leaf from the Buddha's experience by being aware, to note and use compassion.
Here is a link to a Youtube video on the night before the Buddha enlightenment which I find very inspirational (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTbVVbDpGzM&feature=related).