Sunday Diary III – Memories on SEKEM Founder Ibrahim Abouleish

The source of potential unfolding

“The first step to unfolding one’s own potential is to seek knowledge. Then the consciousness level is increased. And when the highest levels of consciousness are reached, we can be sincere at everything they do.” Interpretation of the word of Ibrahim Abouleish by Dr. Amina Taitoon

From time to time we invite our readers to share in the memories of Dr. Amina Taitoon. The Alumni Unit Manager at Heliopolis University regularly wrote down her reflections on what SEKEM’s visionary Ibrahim Abouleish expressed during the Sunday meetings.

The so-called “Sunday meeting” is one of SEKEM’s traditions that was initiated by its founder Ibrahim Abouleish, and now continued by his son and SEKEM’s CEO Helmy Abouleish. Every week, all employees gather to share and discuss ideas on SEKEM’s vision and mission in order to deepen understanding of the meaning of sustainable development and the application of its principles. The meetings usually begin with the audience singing, followed by a music performance, because SEKEM believes in the power of arts to broaden the horizon and elevate the soul and mind.

Reflections on essential questions
How a vision becomes reality