Emotions are similar to the waves of the ocean. Sometimes you can withstand the pounding, but occasionally one will pick you up and dump you on the rocks. This is when we need to accept that emotions are a part of the awakening process. Feeling them is integral to this process. Without it you will feel like a bottle in the water with no home.
When you feel the emotions, they will not turn into thoughts about what or who brought them on in the first place. Without a villain and a victim there is no story to become attached to. There is only unpleasant energy, which will pass once presence has been introduced.
Acceptance is home, and the ocean is still beautiful, waves and all.