As a child going to the lakes in the mountains of Idaho, it meant hiking and swimming. As an adult going to a lake in the mountains, it might include swimming and hiking, but it also can equate to serene contemplation, if is one is so inclined. I see the mountains as the outer world and the work/climb of the daily process and the lake as the point to dive into self reflection/meditation for peace and inner tranquility.
Gurudev said we are all climbing up the side of a house to a place of peace, but our paths are varied.
A new ultimate vision has come into focus; Gurudev sitting at the base of a mountain on the lake's edge. Nature has always provided a lovely internal resonance, but the thought of the guru vibration added into the mix equals pure internal and external divinity for me. Jai Guru!