To Bergson, one perceives in order to act, and one sees the world as a set of obstacles and affordances to the body:

I have supposed that the office of the image which I call my body was to exercise on other images a real influence, and, consequently, to decide which step to take among several which are all materially possible. And since these steps are probably suggested to it by the greater or less advantage which it can derive from the surrounding images, these images must display in some way, upon the aspect which they present to my body, the profit which my body can gain from them... The objects which surround my body reflect its possible action upon them.z

Suspended Reason