There is a predictable cascade when an emotion arises and is turned into a feeling.
An internal or external stimulus triggers an emotion.
The brain tries to make sense of bodily physiological changes from the emotion
The brain makes an interpretation of what this emotion means, which results in a feeling
You become aware of a feeling—that followed
You either hang onto the feeling and exhibit a related behavior or you change the thought, which changes the feeling, and then you exhibit a different behavior