disillusionment on the path

there is nothing wrong with
becoming disillusioned 
in fact it is a vital part
of awakening

when all illusion dissolves
only what remains
is true

what dissolves is everything we knew
to be real
and it is all exposed as fake
false perception
and erroneous beliefs

it can be quite a shock
but one must learn to live
in a constant state
of disillusionment 
and not let some
idea or belief
sneak back in and replace
what was there

nothing new must be built
in place of the old
we must maintain
that state of emptiness
prior to all illusion
even if, at first,
it might make the world
look bleak and meaningless
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