***Ceteris Paribus***


Ceteris Paribus: "All things being equal"

What does this Latin phrase mean? Today, out of the randomness of my being, this phrase erupted. Like a volcano that cannot be extinguished, my mind went into a sequence or consecution of thoughts. Really, the phrase 'Ceteris Paribus' evolved in the domain of Science, the reason being that Scientists have had to focus on only one variable in their experiments, while leaving all other independent variables constant.

Have you ever considered what your independent variables are in this life? What is the most important variable to you? Really, what can you take out from all the other factors in your life? Which one factor is the most important, leaving you the choice of making the rest constant? Is it family? Is it fashion? Is it friendships? Is it relationships? Is it marriage? Is it time? Is it the weather? Is it promises? Is it food? Is it any one of your hobbies? Surely, it must be something in your heart that you feel you can never let go of...
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To me, it is God! There is no other variable more important than my Father. Ceteris paribus, all other things being equal.
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To search far and wide, for the thing that matters most to you, is very important. There must be one thing that you can chase with the whole of your power and might, and catch it you must, even if it takes your last breath. If at this point in time you don't know what that thing is, take this moment to grasp the concept. If you don't know why you're living, or what you're living for, then why are you here? Why are you here, in this moment, in this hour, and in this second? Why are you sitting down on your colorful couch reading this blog, or listening to those lyrics? Why do you nod your head back and forth like a rocking chair? Why do you smile, laugh, or cry sometimes?
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Why? Why, oh why?

Today...Let there be one important factor, and let "Ceteris Paribus" apply to the rest. If God is the most important factor, everything else will fall into place. Try this and see...

28 comments:

simeoneomobaba said...

true talk, true talk , true talk.. by the way , am i 1st.

OluwaDee said...

Ceteris Paribus.

The first time i heard those words was during one of mu economics classes in High school.

All things being equal, my life would be perfect. But thats not d case, so I have to have something more than this life, n 4 me thats God. he makes every other thing seem trivial.

I must say, i am astound by the way u think. You posts inspire me.

Lighty 'neferet' Kopearl said...

celetris paricbus

words of wisdom. everything will surely follow with God being the most important factor.

Afrobabe said...

Yep...God is and always should be number one..

Hope you enjoyed ur birthday...

Dammy said...

I love the way you write! Have I told you that before?

Happy belated birthday!

How u dey?

Afolabi said...

It's sometimes a tough task finding, among other things being equal, what one loves and also being ready to accept it, especially when it's not that socially acceptable or readily profiting.
But, then again to know the reason why we're here, we have to find and live it(the important variable.

Jaycee said...

Simeon...kudos to u dear...let's celebrate :)

Oluwadee...I really love your analysis of not having a perfect life, so there must be something MORE. Ooooooh...so excited for u (wedding bells!!!)

Lighty...couldn't have said it better! What we should seek first is God's face...then He will make His face to shine upon us.

Afrobabe...number 1 and nothing else o. Ps: Thank you sooo much for the prayer and birthday wish in my last post. I thank God for you...and I pray He celebrates you in many more ways I can think of...mwah!

Dammy...I just dey like DELE (giggles)! No, you never told me you did before...:) (thanks).

Afolabi...tell me about it!!! Especially when what you consider most important is not what everyone else considers to be most important. Therefore, one can be between a rock and a hard place...but then again, your last two lines say it all!

princesa said...

Yea, true talk. God is the only constant variable in life. Cant say the same for anything else.
Did u have a birthday dear?
Sorry i havnt been here for a while. Still happy belated birthday.

Kafo said...

Happy Bday is aries my bad
i dropped off the scope when my laptop feel sick

Ceteris Paribus
i like this

check out the song by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir "Heaven on my mind"

Jaycee said...

Princesa...aww, thank u...it's not late! I'm celebrating the whole week...he he. :)

Kafo...k, will do. Mwah! R u really sure u're older? I'm sure it's only with a few months....baby!

Standtall said...

The picture was well chosen!!!

Jewells said...

Yes, this is something I needed to read today. Why be in a funk when God is my foremost constant?

Yep, going to ponder this one.

Debbie said...

He is my everything, he is my all, he is the reason why I breath, move, and walk, talk and dream. Without him I will be nothing and he is the centre of my world.
Thanks for this.

Afronuts said...

'Deep calleth unto the deep'
Can't remember the scripture but some chords are being strung by ur entry.

Keep repping for Christ

Writefreak said...

For me God is the most important factor...ceteris paribus!
How you doing babe?

Reverence said...

you are such a nerd :)
who thinks in latin?
your writing skills are of da chain!!
*muah*

Jaycee said...

Standtall...*simles* I liked it too...he he

Jewells...u're totally right. Why be in a funk? U're a jewel in His eyes...surely, He must be watching over you (whether you know it or not). :)

Debbie...u know right? In Him I breathe, move, and have my being (or how those that quote go again? Lol).

Afronuts...ooooohhh...I like that this deepness is calling out to u. Butterflies are in my tummy right now. There's so much more that I know God wants to reveal to us...more is coming...I tell ya!

Writefreak...I'm doing great *smiles* How is my Writefreak doing too? I'm sure you're doing no less than my response. Lol

Reverence...birds of the same feathers...(repeat after me)...flock TOGETHER!!! LOLLLL...Nerd #2! :)

Carlang said...

Coming to your page is such an enlightening adventure.

keep burning the candle bright dear.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

"everything else will fall into place"

Amen! God is always in control of every situation. Thank you for this necessary reminder.

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NigerianDramaQueen said...

The first time I heard this class was in Sec.School in Economics class. The teacher just loved to use that phrase...

"There must be one thing that you can chase with the whole of your power and might, and catch it you must, even if it takes your last breath"-Thats deep.

God is not only my "all things being equal variant"- he is my Sine Qua NoN.

Keep repping Jesus pour moi.

Remi, United Kingdom said...

True, true....

Until God becomes our FOCUS of our attention, the constant variable - everything else is and will remain a rotating blurr. Only when he becomes, will everythng else start to take shape and form and have some meaning. Thanks for this post and God bless u loads. xx Rems

Lindah said...

Amen!

wellsbaba said...

seek ye FIRST the kingdom of God n his righteousness n everyother thing shall b added unto thee....God is our source n paramount target,we miss him we miss out!

AlooFar said...

In Jesus name!

Jaycee said...

Carlang...I'm praying for even better :)

Solomonsydelle...yes o...it MUST fall into place.

NDQ...lol @ ur econs teacher. Sine Qua Non...I'm loving that one. I researched wikipedia just now and my mind was blown. Sine qua non means "(a condition) without which it could not be"...wow, without God I cannot exist. He is indeed my Sine Qua Non. Thank you so much...new facebook status...LOLLL.

Remi...thank u so much, and Amen. Off to ur baby (blog)! :)

Lindah...how are u doing? I'm glad that you always stop by...:)

Wellsbaba...for real o! We miss Him, we miss out!!! That's some serious missing out mennn... :(

Aloofar...all knees took their bow with your sentence :)

TinTin said...

Ceteris Paribus....hmmmm..food for thought!!!

tankojjetty said...

although we often think other things matter....
it all depends on the God factor, he's the reason we're still here to even think about other stuff...
thanks for this post....
allowing us to remember the source...our source