How to feel

I listened to the latest public podcast and it really hit home for me. My question is: how do I feel something?

How do I let the feeling pass through me? Do I prompt it? Do I talk to it? How do you do it, and is there anything in the vault that speaks to this.

I gave feeling a go and sat there, but what ended up happening is all of the nasty thoughts around that feeling poured into my head. I know I could do a brain dump of all those thoughts, but is that really what it means to feel a feeling?