Dwelling on something is different than feeling it.
When I DWELL on some issue, I’m mostly just thinking about it. It has a flavor of heaviness and stress. It doesn’t feel good and I delude myself into thinking i’m feeling it. It’s a side step because I’m afraid to feel a strong emotion or sensation. Then it might come out as a complaint about some aspect of my life. I might even act like a victim because I’m not over some issue that’s been going on for quite a while.
FEELING an issue on the other hand, is to come into direct contact with the emotion and/or sensation by feeling it, all the way down, in my body. It burns and can be very intense, but it’s like a wave, it just moves through me, if i let it. In my experience dwelling prolongs and creates more suffering for myself, while feeling discharges raw inner material and helps me grow stronger.