I could hear my voice shaking and trembling as I began to speak. I could hear the crack in it as I began the familiar lilting melody of the Guru mantra, as I had sung so many times before. And as I continued onwards through the Ganesh mantra and into the final notes of the Gayatri….I could hear my voice get stronger and steadier. 

I have never felt such a visceral difference in the power of those three opening prayers. Now more than ever, I could feel it in my bones.

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