When I was in Montana last week, I was reminded of a section that used to be in the Oprah magazine called “Breathing Space”. Breathing Space featured a relaxing photograph and a reminder to readers to take time to relax and just breathe. Like the photos in the magazine, many of us have our own “breathing spaces” or places in nature that are so awe inspiring that one can’t help but feel at peace.
One of my favorite breathing spaces is Holland Lake in beautiful western Montana. It’s in between the stunning Mission Mountains and the wild and natural Bob Marshall Wilderness, just east of the town of Seeley Lake.
More specifically, my favorite breathing space is from a canoe in the middle of Holland Lake. I got to experience that space again last week, gliding across the crystal clear water, breathing the fresh mountain air, and looking at the beautiful waterfall while enjoying the surrounding mountains and natural beauty. The whole experience left me in a state of complete relaxation and bliss.
Visiting these types of places helps us reconnect with nature, making us feel more solid and grounded. We leave feeling more alive and inspired and with a reminder about the preciousness of living each moment.
View from the trail to Holland Lake Falls, overlooking Holland Lake.
Looking back toward the Bob Marshall Wilderness, notice the crystal clear water and the rocks below.
Where are your breathing spaces? Share your favorites below.