Sunset Mantra

Santorini's known for its sunsets. I was so excited about getting to watch the sunset and chanting the Gayatri Mantra. I studied it recently with Nicolai Bachman, and only began to scratch the surface of the power and profound meaning in these syllables. His translation follows:

Om Earth, Atmosphere, Heavens. Let us contemplate the most excellent light
of that effulgent creator, who may guide our thoughts.

My teacher taught it to me. He begins every class he teaches with this mantra, and it's made its way into my home practice. I was excited to watch the sunset and chant the mantra while in Thira. Made a special detour the first night we were there to catch this moment. I really enjoyed it.