top of page

A global reinvention means that we have to operate a transformation in all the fields of life, thus poetry and symbols are to be considered as well... and actually, they would be an essential way to achieve the transformation.

Here are a few words that may inspire...

 4-About / 3-Poetry / 0

​​For Life

 

Living, our nature, identical.
Lean on what is fixed and solid inside your home,

to take the time to digest, to describe the world in family,

and to practice in order to be ready for action.


Equal despite our differences, our cultures shaped in a context.
Share with your friends and work to understand,

to grow up and build with trust the life journey,
living movements at the interface
of the seas, the lands and the sky.

Perenniality, partners, life won't stop.
Meet the stranger to push our limits,

understand the unknown, fascinating and scaring,
to project outside, through space emptiness,

the new life adapted to its new environment.

We only hear the falling tree in the growing forest,
this dead tree becoming itself a new oasis of life...

 4-About / 3-Poetry / 1

This Manifesto's ode to life has been built doing the exercise of sorting many different themes on the "Interior / Interface / Exterior" separation principle; principle which joins the very first capacity of the living to build in matter a separation between an interior and an exterior, the cell wall; principle which joins the axiom of choice (Zorn's lemma), one of the very first principles of the reasoning capacity of the human species, which can be summed up in the intellectual capacity to separate elements (distinguish elements that are different) and sort them out:

  • Known world:

    • Conservation (first axiom): Nothing is lost / Nothing is created / Everything gets transformed

    • Known Universe: Time / Space (vacuum) / Matter

    • Matter: Interactions / Elementary particles / Bond-Mouvement (Energy)

    • Transformation: Difference of energies / Transition / Equilibrium of energies

    • Energy: Still (potential) / Movement / Interactions

    • Interactions: Bosons (defined with the elementary particles) / Gravitation (Space-Time) / Living

    • Living being: Protect / Feed / Reproduce (to live one's sexual character - cf. page Being by nature)

(Because of the wave-particle, matter-energy duality, it is difficult to clearly separate which of the interaction and the particle is first, hence the loop between Matter-Interaction-Energy)

  • Living Beings:

    • Protect: Prey (the living is food for the living) / Innate Capacities / Coevolution (cf. page The living origin?)

    • Feed: Autotroph / Heterotroph (predator) / Coevolution

    • Reproduce: Mitosis / Meiosis / Fertilization-Coevolution (entomogamy,...)

    • Living relations: Family / Friends / Partners (Others)

    • Recognition: Biological / Identity / Secularism

    • Bond: Desire / Seduce / Feeling

    • Feeling: Love / Friendship / Neutral

    • Trust: Strong / Confident / Fascinated-Frightened

    • Pragmatism: Useful / Pleasure / Dream (Transcendence)

    • Intellectual capacity: Description / Projection-Anticipation / Fantastic-Poetry

    • Technical capacities: Describe / Build / Anticipate-Imagine

    • Point of view: Me / My reality / Universal

    • Vital pulse (heart resonance): Power (preserve what is acquired) / Justice (absolute equity) / Hope (to build the right path)

  • Cohabitation:

    • Culture : Transmitted Capacities / Organization  / World representation (values, mystery, beliefs)

    • Organization : Finite biosphere / Action / Distribution

    • Finite biosphere : Habitable "rock" (Planet, space base) / Ground-Sea-Sky (solid, liquid, gaz)/ Space

    • Action (TO ACT): Practice / Achieve / Teach-Go Beyond

    • Distribution (TO HAVE): Needs / Value / Respect

    • Ownership: Private (exclusive use) / Public (shared, regulated use) / Virgin (to no one)

    • Values : Safe / Success / Glory

    • Responsibilities: Functional-Basic / Duty / Initiative

    • Priorities: Our nature (the living beings) / Outr tools / Our future

 

Hence in conclusion, the values of the Manifesto : LIVING / EQUALITY / PERENNIALITY


And to gather the first words of each theme to make it a "small story" for Living, then the second words to make it one for Equality, and finally the last third words a "story" for Perenniality. Each one is proposed as a "little poem" at the bottom of each main page.

This description of the world could also be represented like so:

World_Description_EN.jpg

Incidentally, this description of the world confirms the structurally absurd character of the economic organization we have inherited, an organization that proposes to project all of reality onto a single unlimited dimension (money), whereas reality has dozens of dimensions, some entangled, embedded, constrained, sometimes limited and sometimes unbounded...

 4-About / 3-Poetry / 2

8-Symbol_F.jpg

The anecdote of the symbol of the site:

which corresponds to a symbolic and poetic dimension of the work, many of you will have recognized... is based on the PEACE AND LOVE symbol, on which is superimposed the shape of two concentric circles representing a cell ("a symbolic cell with a nucleus": eukaryotic cells of living beings do not have this shape), and on which is superimposed an arrow representing the needle of a compass, a tool to find our direction, placed vertically on the PEACE AND LIVE symbol:

PEACENLOVE_EN.jpg

The steps for constructing the symbol were as follows:

  • From the start of this work, the three axes Living - Equality - Perenniality very quickly emerged and remained the pillars of all reflection. The word "sustainability" was not retained, even if more used in the media, because too operational, lacked poetry, and a word very close between English and French were desired (as the secreatry of this website is French and as the job has been done in English and French simultaneously).

  • Perenniality inspiring the word Peace, taking the three axes in the other direction gave Peace, Equality and Living, to finish, replacing Equality by the simplest link "and", with Peace and Living...

  • From there a link with PEACE AND LOVE... and after some time playing with these terms and the symbol of PEACE AND LOVE, the name of the site suddenly seemed obvious: peacenlive.com - PEACE AND LIVE, just as its symbol above.

 


This approach is completely in line with the fact that we have to respect our heritage and dare to use all the tools that have been passed on to us to allow ourselves to invent new ones, to invent our own path at every moment. That's what the living has been doing for about 3 billion years on the Earth planet, and we may keep on the way on Earth for the approximately billion remaining viable years... and, conclusion of this Manifesto, even in the Universe.

The symbol is finally used everywhere on the site, a bit like a new compass to find the right direction. It is finally used “in big” below at the page bottom, as a medium to gather, to sort and prioritize all the central principles/keywords of the Manifesto, thus offering a visual ideological synthesis of the Manifesto like so:

7-Symbol_F.jpg

  • the LEFT lower diagonal arm, ACTION: Practice / Achieve / Teach

  • the RIGHT lower diagonal arm, DISTRIBUTION: Needs / Value / Respect

  • the upward vertical arm: Our nature / Our tools / Our future - corresponding to the refocusing of our very first priority which will always be Our nature, living beings; then give a place of meaning to Our tools, our technologies, which allow us to consider crossing our borders to guarantee the perenniality of life beyond the disappearance of the Earth with its sun.

  • finally the last downward vertical arm which takes up the three pillars of the site: LIVING / EQUALITY / PERENNIALITY


After many hesitations on the placement on the symbol of all these key words/conclusions of the reflection, in particular the downward placement of these last three pillars, whereas it was initially thought that this Perenniality word would be the conclusion at the top, "towards the stars", this final arrangement seems to be a good conclusion of all the reflection: to go far, to build perennial trajectories over the very long term, we have to take a step back, take a lot of steps back to embrace the global perspective as much as possible, to take the time to train and build solid foundations... to be able to project ourselves very far !

We are no longer like the dinosaurs which could only go extinct

with the next meteorite to strike Earth, or with the Earth and Sun inflation...

 4-About / 3-Poetry / 3

The living is a phenomenon of the Universe

To open our minds to this possibility of life outside the planet Earth, we can draw inspiration from many science fictions (books, movies) that already take place in the Universe. Beyond the situations of each story (sometimes clearly fanciful), they have the merit of making us culturally appropriate this extension of life beyond the terrestrial barrier which has become a reality since our first steps on the Moon.


Some can be clearly dystopian, pushing the worst of our fears to the extreme: more than visions of anticipation, they speak precisely to what we never want to see happen by extrapolating the darker side of the openings offered by progress our technical capacities (for example the movie Matrix or the manga Gunnm proposing very negative extrapolations of “Artificial Intelligence”). Sometimes to be taken with precaution (especially for children), because they can extrapolate and lock up the natural fear that we have of the future and all its uncertainties, fear which today becomes all the more legitimate as these uncertainties are becoming a certainty that we have indeed overshot the planetary boundaries, and that we have not yet invented clear solutions to respect them (eco-anxiety, just the cartoon Wally makes us already uncomfortable...).

But the fact remains that any capacity will always be "double-edged" (or to avoid the binary "good/bad" vision: any capacity can always be used in a gradient going from very destructive to very constructive): the metal has killed thousands of lives with the sword, is present everywhere in our daily tools and saves thousands of lives thanks to its usefulness in many applications in medicine; atomic energy is the most powerful that we have discovered the existence of, it can destroy a city in one go, or supply an entire country with energy; etc...

 

The fact remains that in the entire history of life on Earth, living beings have never been so capable, and that the barrier of space is indeed wide open... not because that it is profitable in terms of exchange tokens (money), but because it allows us to imagine that life will no longer disappear with the Earth and its sun.

One could cite an incalculable number of productions which story already occurs in the Universe, between Star Wars and Dune.
Two examples that resonate very strongly with this Manifesto would be the movies of Luc Besson (by the way, congratulations to this journey which is an achievement and which demonstrates how from nothingness life can create):

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: which from the first minutes shows how the International Space Station, which continues to grow over the next few decades, is forced to be desorbed so as not to destabilize the Earth: more than a fiction, this film seems to be a real projection of the future; in any case it can be used on many aspects of specifications for engineers for future space developments.

  • The Fifth Element: cry of the heart which opposes any stone which would endanger life by hitting the Earth, any domination, any tyrannical power... and seems to resonate with each cell of this Manifesto.

 4-About / 3-Poetry / 4

If birds have wings obviously to fly, the intellectual capacity that life built up,

that human beings did not choose to have,

that would be there whatever our organiszation is (communist, capitalist, anarchic,...),

whatever our beliefs or religions are,

opens amazingly the opportunity for life not to die with a space rock flying by and hitting the earth,

nor with its earth and sun disparitions...

 4-About / 3-Poetry / 5

Life won't stop

7-Symbol_F.jpg

 4-About / 3-Poetry / 6

We are just lucky to have "awakened to intelligence",

to have reached this technological level without any catastrophic

planetary or space event interrupting our development,

or even permanently wiping out the life started on Earth,

to be today in a very calm spatial context,

and that we have close to a billion years before the end of our star...

 4-About / 3-Poetry / 7

bottom of page