Each day, the Chinese Zen Master Zuigan Oshō would call out the following monologue to himself:
“Are you awake?"
“Never be deceived by others by others, you hear?"
When working towards a goal, we often fall prey to self-deception and lose sight of our original goal. Before we realise it, we have substituted our real goal with another. In other words, people get fooled by their own self. Master Zuigan’s practice reminds us to never lose sight of our original self and our original goal.