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I am really happy to be capable to present to you Sue Kenney, a extremely interesting person, a consummate athlete and grasp rower, a pilgrim to 1 of the world's largest pilgrimage locations - Spain's Camino de Santiago, a best-offering creator, sought-after keynote speaker and mentor, and more than anything at all else, a non secular chief.

For far more information on Sue's qualifications please read through my interview preview about Sue Kenney, as effectively as a report about Sue's presentation about the Camino which tells her tale in more depth. After ready for virtually 50 percent a 12 months for this job interview, because of to Sue's very restricted schedule, I am actually pleased to ultimately be capable to existing to you this intriguing individual: Sue Kenney.

one. Tell us a minor little bit about your existence ahead of the Camino.

I was a one mother with a few teenaged daughters. I had a job doing work for 24 a long time in the Telecom business. I experienced trained as a master's rower for 5 a long time prior to strolling the Camino. At the age of forty five, in September 2001, I went to the Globe Master's Rowing Championships with a crew of eight women and we received a gold medal.

two. How did you get the thought of going for walks the Camino and what enthusiastic you to do it?

1 working day I was watching Television and saw a present on strolling excursions in Spain. I discovered out about the Camino and went on the web to do some study. Each and every working day I began my journey intending self-really like and at the conclude of each working day I completed the day's stroll intending gratitude. Above a lot of times of repeating the rituals around this target, I came to a area of clarity.

I learned a single is never ever alone on the Camino. Each time I asked for a indication, a single would look. I realized that by way of the sorrow of other people I could discover much more love. There was a stage of compassion for all sentient beings that I had in no way knowledgeable just before. I realized to trust and to have religion. I learned by way of the basic act of placing one particular foot in entrance of the other, I could locate my daily life purpose. I uncovered not to choose other individuals. By becoming a basic pilgrim on the road I had to have confidence in other people to aid me. Via this I also realized to expect practically nothing, and every little thing is a present.

Most of all I uncovered to benefit myself, and in flip I could benefit all others. By believing that I could place my sorrow and the sorrow of other people into a stone, I realized that there is hope, that hope by itself exists.

seven. What was it like coming back to Canada following the Camino?

I struggled with the sound, the pace with which every little thing was done, the commercialism, the concentrate on satisfying the ego and I skipped becoming close to mother nature.