There is an African proverb which says, 'what an old man can see sitting down, a young man can't see even if he climbs the highest iroko tree.'
Those who can see far, and keep their gaze affixed to that end point, are those who have mastered and subjected their body, soul and spirit to align; to be in sync at a given period of time.
Disruptions and distractions are the order of the day. It seems they are orchestrated to match the expectations of any given day. That notwithstanding, vision is sharpened by experience and expectation. How far and how well your eyes can see in the daytime, varies greatly from what your eyes can see at night. Night-times are dark moments of storms, griefs, perils and chaos. At such times, it would be quite difficult to see through the fog. That's when the old man in his wisdom, would cause his body and soul to align with his spirit-man for much needed clarity.
It is no wonder that Abraham was to see as far ...