Permission to Be You #11: Courage to Be the You No One Wants You to Be

May 30, 2016 by Craig Hewitt − 0 Comments

There’s no block to expressing yourself and being yourself as you were gifted to be, and we believe it’s our responsibility to find the real us.  But the authentic you is sometimes even hidden within yourself, and today we’re joined by good friend Ty Rose so he can tell us his story about overcoming it in his own life.  

Ty was a children’s minister in one of the biggest churches in California who no longer felt fulfilled in his family or his job.  He wasn’t happy with anything that he was doing and didn’t find any personal fulfillment in his life, causing him to feel like he lacked a reason to exist in that sense. This edition of The Permission to be You tells the story of how he lost his false self to find his destined path of painting and comforting deeply hurting people.

We discussed:

  • Ty’s moment of truth: discovering he was a gay, Christian man
  • Why he took up painting and how it helps him stay authentic
  • The two signs that the real you is stuffed down
  • How he expresses himself through his art and teaching
  • Ty’s struggle with being a gay children’s minister in a Mega church
  • How he ended up being a funeral celebrant and loving it
  • The “blank canvas” metaphor
  • Understanding why suffering is important and beautiful


Catch Charlie and Terry on their websites, Terry Hershey and Right Things with any comments, questions, or even just to say hello; they’re always happy to respond. Until next time!

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