Zen: Emptying Productivity as a Concept
I. Doing as Non-Doing:
Many say: "I will do x."
I suggest saying: "As I am now, in this present moment, I am doing x."
I suggest not attaching yourself to a potential, "I will write," but rather, perhaps say, "I am a writer and the ideas I possess at this moment may as well be considered to be written as I currently breathe."
In this, peace should be found as there is no longer an imperative to push oneself towards an attachment: One's wish is inherently done, realized of its emptiness; There is nothing to attain as all is inherently empty, complete and thus inherently attained.
May it be clearly implied and now clearly stated that to say, "I will write," is to say, "Right now, I am not currently writing;" An egoic identity constraint, a limitation upon oneself that could easily be projected onto others: "You are not writing and you must attach yourself to writing!" or "You can never be a writer as you currently are! You are not worthy of it!"
One truly wishes to say, in most cases, "I am writing as I wish to; whenever, past, present and future." May the past be deduced, in this context, all that has made a writer who they are contained in this present moment.
As everything is happening at once, which I believe time to be on a metaphysical scale, this current moment contains all that makes a writer—a writer, actual and idealized: The writer must simply be aware of the writer they are right now in this present moment.
II. The Zen Non-Metaphysics of this Non-Sense:
"I am" is empty of any meaning across all time and existence; "I am a writer" is empty of any meaning across all time and existence; Impermanent statements, attachments that will be absolved in one way or another, perhaps at death.
In order for one to detach themselves from the attachment of being a writer, not being a writer, or a separate "I am", they may as well consider their attachments inherently fulfilled as the universe will absolve all certainties into absolute uncertainties: Emptiness, where everything and nothing occurs, where everything is at once true and false, where everyone is and is not a writer; It's all a matter of what you choose to see across all things being unseen and once more seen and unseen; Non-duality, Zen.