An open mind is receptive; it lets in impulses.
Receptivity is your natural open state. To be receptive is to let fall your garments and walk naked beneath the sky – fragile, vulnerable, exposed. You drop the shields and weapons. You drop the existential security of past and promising hopes for future. This is the open mind. It is also the open heart. It is the open physical organism.
This is because open is open.
Opening can never be a partial affair. It is all or nothing.
Artful Contemplation is a portal to the receptive state in which creativity is not an event, but the natural way of things.