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...
To me, it is God! There is no other variable more important than my Father. Ceteris paribus, all other things being equal.
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?
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...