“The art of life is to live in the present moment and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God.” – Emmet Fox
Emmet Fox was a spiritual leader, teacher, healer, mystic and minister. He had a large Divine Science congregation in New York City through the Great Depression and 1940s. I have loved and used his book Around the Year with Emmet Fox. It contains 365 days of spiritual interpretations of Bible quotes and inspirations. I was surprised and delighted when I read day 251, and it was about Unicorns. It uplifted me so much that I’m including it here in its entirety.
I hope you will delight in Emmet’s following quote and Diana’s YouTube video below.
As long as we insist upon telling God His business, nothing very much can come of our prayers.
The ox, the mule, the donkey, will obediently pull your plow and your cart, and take them, where you want to go; but you have to know where that is, and how to get there.
The Unicorn will not do chores.
He will not pull a cart or turn a mill. He will not take orders. The Unicorn knows where he is going, and it is always somewhere that you could not choose because you never heard of it; and in your present consciousness you could not even dream that such a place could exist.
Nevertheless, there are such places, and the Unicorn knows them, and is not interested in anything less. Some day it may happen, probably when you least expect it, that the Unicorn will suddenly appear, at your side, eyes flashing, nostrils quivering, pawing the ground with impatience. When this happens, do not try to put a bridle on him, or to look for some task for him to do. He will not do it, and there will not be time. No sooner, seemingly, has he appeared than off he will go again. So do not pause, but leap upon his back, for he is a flying steed, and he wings his way to the gates of the morning.
On that ride, problems are not solved—they disappear.
“Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee?” (Job 39:9-10, King James Version of the Bible)