Answer: We do not perceive information from the outside through our five senses, as it seems to us.
The senses through which we perceive our Ohr Pnimi (Inner Light) are organized within us according to the degree of equivalence and resemblance of our desires to the Light, to the Creator. To the degree that He is revealed in our system of resemblance to Him, which is called HaVaYaH, it becomes our spiritual senses.
To the degree that we improve and change them to bestowal, we begin to perceive the changing world, the Light that is closest to us.
From Daily Kabbalah Lessons 12/12-13/16