One thing our Lenten disciplines do is change our daily patterns. We may be used to a glass of wine on the porch before dinner, but if our sacrifice is to eliminate alcohol during Lent that pattern must change. If we go for a jog first thing in the morning listening to NPR, but we gave up earbuds for Lent, we have an opportunity to communicate with God on our run or converse with nature. You see what I mean. Our habits limit what we see, access, sense, and know. Lent is a time to expand our senses and throw out limiting habits.
During Lent we see with new lens. We see through our Lenten service the world more expansively. Lent enables us to see everything from a different perspective thus enabling ourselves to experience life with newness and intensity.