The mind and body connection has been analyzed and written about for a very long time. The outcome being how you think can affect how you feel and likewise, how you feel can affect how you think. Knowing these special terms can help us to understand who we are and why we feel (and think) the way we do.
The key to it all, I believe is practicing the terms your heart and mind presents to you. The operative word being present.
The creative mind has the innate ability to take your experiences and represent them in a visual sense. All the choices that you make are reflections of your heart and mind working together. Whether it is the pass that seeps forward or the immediate - one thing is for sure you are creating in the present.
Take a look back at a piece of art that you created and try to remember the details of the work, when did you work on it, what did it mean to you at the time and what does it mean now.