The invisible aspect of our life frames and informs the visible or material aspect, the one you can touch, feel, smell, hear, and of course see. But the more shallowly we live, the more we rush, the less we reflect on this unseen part because we lose awareness of it, and with it the ability to shape the material part of life consciously. Then you end up getting lived.
Meaning, love, or empathy are all invisible. Yet they are what make life bright and satisfying, fuzzy and feel-good - you know, meaningful. Anxiety, fear, and worry are also invisible. They, of course, also inform how you perceive and interpret the world. While pesticides, radon, and most air pollution cannot be seen, and neither can the micronutrients, trace elements, and minerals in our food, those can all be measured with our modern scientific methods, while the others are more elusive, they can't. How would you quantify meaning or worry? You can't, it's qualitative.
But the invisible is just as real as the visible, even though our current science has no good way of dealing with it. The invisible reflects in, and informs, the visible, even though you can't see it with your eyes, smell it, touch it, hear it, or feel it. I'm sure you can agree that love is real, that abundance is real. When you have love in your awareness, the world appears loving; when you have abundance in your awareness the world appears abundant. To live consciously with the invisible you need to awaken, to dig deeper, to slow down and reflect. Then you become aware of how it influences your visible reality, how your thoughts, your fears, your exuberance all alter your reality, actually create it, in a profound way.