AUTHOR - SPEAKER - PHILOSOPHER
THE SECRET KEY
The lone tree of the mountain tops whispered through silence;
“There is your beloved living in the kingdom of happiness
Dancing in bliss in the secret garden of love
What you begin to see is the door to this kingdom
What you should find is the secret key
Look for the beloved in the setting sun of far horizons
Search for her where the moon touches the waters
Get intoxicated with her smile shining through the stars
Smell her eternal beauty in the fresh morning breeze
Fall desperately in love with her and get lost
Rejoice in this love and dispel the darkness of fear
Let the light of joy touch the heart in this mad love
Free the all-consuming passion to light the fire
Listen to the song of the ecstatic unity
In that song lover becomes one with the beloved
Beloved then becomes life itself
And such love for her
The secret key…”
From his early twenties, Memo Ozdogan has had great passion and personal interest in exploring western and eastern spirituality and philosophy in order to see and understand different approaches towards the subject of living. He has delved into the original teachings of the Buddha, J.Krishnamurti, Rumi, Ancient Greek philosophy, Zen, The Tao, ancient forms of spirituality and new age spirituality.
After deeply studying all these various approaches, he tried to find out the original truth in each of these different approaches without becoming a static follower of any of them. He quotes: "life is a very dynamic and living thing which is ever-changing, and therefore no philosophy of the past can be applied directly to life which takes place only in the present moment. Philosophy or teachings might point out an important truth and much can be learned from them but one should never get stuck at any of them since life must be explored from moment to moment and that means one must continue one’s inner journey of discovery at this present moment. This is the only door opening to the path of true happiness and liberation”.
Having lived in Asia for a long time, he has had the unique opportunity to deeply explore eastern philosophies of living such as Zen. Being originally from Turkey where the great poet Rumi lived his life, Memo has had a family tradition of Sufism, and his grandfather was a widely respected Sufi master of his area. After such a long term of study and exploration, recently, naturally and spontaneously he began sharing the outcome of such study with others in a book he authored named as "Letters from Love Cafe", and by organizing some discussion groups and seminars for the exploration of subjects such as Love, Living in the Present, Meditation, Spiritual path, Fear, Self-Knowledge, Suffering, Loneliness, Happiness, Wisdom, Conscious Living, The Subconscious etc. ; basically subjects about life itself. He also established a platform called ‘Find Your Secret Key’ to serve this purpose, and for the healing of deeply rooted subconscious hurts through guided meditation and spiritual coaching. Both in Sufism and Zen there are no official certificates of mastery, but with his deep level of understanding and wisdom Memo is a true spiritual master.
Recently, he decided to travel the world to share such knowledge and wisdom, and learn, at the same time, from others as well in the process as he believes one is both the master and the student who studies life in the mirror of relationship. If you are interested in organizing an event in your city please let us know.
LETTERS FROM LOVE CAFE
"You will feel your soul being undressed when the tender hands of love begin touching you. The many different masks on one's face will be removed, and the many different clothes which one is "attached" to will be ripped off one by one.
Then there will be a feeling of nothingness inwardly. Nothing to hold on to, nothing to be attached to and nothing to lose; and therefore no fear. And when you are so totally naked inwardly, there will be a feeling of innocence. This will be the beginning of your immortal love story with the beloved."
WISDOM AND HAPPINESS QUIZ
LOVE TAKES A JOURNEY TO THE WORLD
"Love looked at the extraordinary beauty of the splendid full moon for a few minutes before she left the lovely earth, and she thought human beings must ask a fundamental question as they were all waiting for love and happiness to knock on their door. And the question in her mind that must be asked by each human being was; 'If I were the eternal love and the sacred compassion, would I knock on my door?' "
BIRTH OF SPIRITUALITY
"Imagine the way this ancient commune of hundred that discovered truth and love would live. Wouldn't the very way of their living naturally be spiritual? They would all love one another selflessly. They would help one another whenever needed. They would share the things they have willingly and happily, simply because they love each other. They would simply be like a family of sisters and brothers. The secret key of this commune would be 'selflessness', as they would have discovered the absolute fact that love and selfishness cannot coexist."