The Light Inside
The Light Inside

The Light Inside

Jeffrey Besecker

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The Light Inside is a journalistic podcast exploring the journey of everyday people towards change in their behavioral patterns. Lingering just below the surface of our conscious minds are patterns of thought, feelings, emotions and motivations. We aren't immediately aware of them, but they wield a powerful influence over how we behave and react to events in our everyday lives. Our program helps reveal the unconscious patterns that drive our human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

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Confidently Surrendering the Pattern of “No” to Break Negative Mind States
JUN 30, 2022
Confidently Surrendering the Pattern of “No” to Break Negative Mind States

By The Age of five, the word “NO’ is etched in our brains - happening at a startling 60,000 times.

And for a long time, the only window to the mind was through introspection.

This posed a methodological problem as a result of the unreliable and disruptive nature of meta-cognition — a state also known as” thinking about one’s own thoughts.”

We often experience it — the cycle of negative thought patterns clouding our perception of life.

Why is it perhaps, we tend to have a hard time with the word “No”?

Our guest today, author, Rob White - shares how this ’intruder “ acts as an unwanted mental houseguest that stops you from conducting your daily affairs fruitfully, so your life can unfold like the beautiful symphony it’s meant to be.

Tune in to find out how to overcome it, in order to empower the infinite creating living inside of us all.

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Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound

Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio

Production Manager: Anna Getz

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68 MIN
All Bellyache and Bluster: Why complaining leaves us tied up in “not’s" with Mark Scherer
JUN 17, 2022
All Bellyache and Bluster: Why complaining leaves us tied up in “not’s" with Mark Scherer

We are joined today by Mark Scherer - Founder and CEO of Encompass Life. Mark is a life coach who has created a coaching strategy called the Quantum Leap Technique - a system which focuses on the energetic impact our chosen words have on our day-today experience of life.

The program brings specific awareness to the significance within the word “Not” - and how repetitive use of this one word, is directly related to the amount of anxiety one experiences throughout their lives.

At times - it can seem as if life is somehow destined to challenge us. And at times we question this notion, seemingly on almost a daily basis.

Our motivated thinking and projected constructs aside, as we each address our daily circumstances, there are times when we turn towards coping mechanisms to address such feelings as anger, contempt, disgust, fear and sadness.

Perhaps chief among these - is a desire to complain.

Complaining is referred to as expressing discontent or resentment. While we may think we are just “venting”, in reality, complaining has significant impacts on our brains and our happiness.

Input from this data shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn’t good for you.

Research from Stanford University has shown that complaining shrinks the hippocampus -- an area of the brain that’s critical to memory, problem solving and intelligent thought. The study found that engaging in complaining or simply hearing someone complain for more than 30 minutes could physically damage our brains.

Your brain loves efficiency and doesn’t like to work any harder than it has to. When you repeat a behavior, such as complaining, your neurons branch out to each other to ease the flow of information. This makes it much easier to repeat that behavior in the future -- so easy, in fact - that you might not even realize you’re doing it.

Words, being expressed as sound ; have an energetic vibrational frequency. Perhaps then, as we consider the frequency of the words we express, we can see the correlation between the feelings and thoughts we each share - helping us to understand our relationship with ourselves and others.

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58 MIN
The Essence of Confidence: Developing Quiet Courage
JUN 7, 2022
The Essence of Confidence: Developing Quiet Courage
The Oxford dictionary describes confidence as the state of feeling certain about the truth of something. To quote the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz “If you think you lack courage - well you, my friend, are the victim of disorganized thinking.” We all know that being confident gives you an edge in life and there are many articles written on how to “become confident.” with many of the recommendations being the same. Projecting confidence helps us gain credibility. While empowering us to deal with pressure. Which enables us to tackle personal and professional challenges. While courage alone is often an effective life goal - Its also an attractive trait, as confidence helps us put others at ease. Yet none of this is an innate, fixed characteristic, but rather an ability that can be acquired and improved over time through courage, emotional strength, and fortitude. So just how DO WE improve our confidence on a daily basis? Today we explore how to develop quiet courage as we embrace the essence of confidence. Facing ostracism, and rejection as he struggling with His identity, Lee Hopkins fled his small-town Ohio roots for California, Seeking to find a sense of both understanding and belonging. Lee identifies as a transgender male, which means he was born as a female with female anatomy, but transitioned into a male. His perspectives lend thoughtful insight into how many transgender individuals are facing conditions that might seem more like a cruel social experiment. As they are cut off from connecting face-to-face with the people they typically look to for support, encouragement, and acceptance - loneliness and isolation are a nearly inevitable result. Loneliness tends to stir up negative feelings, and while these can be useful to explore our inner selves, we are also averse to them and want to avoid them as much as possible. The time and energy spent on developing friendships with others can often become emotionally draining without self-care and self-awareness. During our interview with Lee, we explored how our listeners can gain a deeper understanding of the role social judgment, stigmatization, and comparison can often play in further separating us from a supportive community of friends and loved ones. Confidence and Relationship Coach, Dominey Drew shares how we can develop quiet confidence in our own sense of self-security. Guests in order of appearance: Lee Hopkins Dominey Drew Credits: Musical Score by Epidemic Sounds JOIN US ON INSTAGRAM: @thelightinsidepodcast SUBSCRIBE: pod.link/thelightinside Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker Production Manager: Anna Getz Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio Guest booking by www.podmatch.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thelightinside/message
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71 MIN
Heroes: A Tribute To Courage
MAY 27, 2022
Heroes: A Tribute To Courage

Heroes.

Are they born - or made? They touch our hearts, fill us with admiration, and make us reconsider our world view. As we look at the plethora of superhero movies these days and you can see how much our society values and loves its heroes.


-Just what makes certain people take heroic actions in the face of great danger?


According to the Heroic Imagination Project (HIP), a non-profit organization that focuses on teaching people to become heroes in their everyday lives, heroism involves a behavior or action on behalf of another person or for a moral cause.


While many of us cower to the challenge of fear, heroes, those in the truest sense - rise to serve others. Beyond our conceptualization of superpowers, exceptional talent and true ability -lies something other. Genuine courage in the compassionate discernment of a loving heart. A love that sacrifices all - so that others may themselves rise again, to see another day.

We set aside the coming weekend to honor and thank our veterans, let us be mindful that we should do this every day of the year and not just this one. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words; but to live by them .

In honor of those whose sacrifices have been many, we take this week to pause … and hold reverence.

As you enjoy the love and leisure of family friends and acquaintances this weekend. May we fondly remember those who gave it all, so that we may continue to see the coming light of a new day.

To our active duty friends, service people and veterans. To all who served, sacrificed and especially to those who gave their lives — their all. A most sincere


Thank you from all of us at The Light Inside Community. Because of you we may each enjoy this time to ourselves- a time of reflection and relaxation. May we always hold you in our hearts, and never forget.


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Musical Score by Epidemic Sounds

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2 MIN
How Our Social Personas are Influenced by Our Perceptual Identities: The Rest of The Story with Michael Hynes
MAY 20, 2022
How Our Social Personas are Influenced by Our Perceptual Identities: The Rest of The Story with Michael Hynes

If you joined us last week, you learned how our biases influence so much of our reality. Shaping and moving how we each see things.We also talked a bit about that great classic movie - the Wizard of Oz.

The Wizard of Oz is a fantastic movie that tells an allegorical story with many different layers and symbolism. Whether intentional or not - It was a great reminder that everything I need I already have if I only look within.

-To see that light that already shines inside.

What can we learn fro The Wizard of Oz…. Stuff like dream interpretation, the nature of our hidden fears and what constitutes ‘rational reality’. We hold the power to create the life we desire; while taking time to truly look within and reconnect with who we are and our heart’s desire -Embrace change.  Change and facing our fears can be scary.

Just like the witch and tornado that Dorothy faced, we too will face challenges and change. These things are neither good nor bad.  We simply need to see them for what they are —  An opportunity for growth.

We revisit our conversation from last week with Michael Hynes to discover… the rest of the story.

Michael and I explored additional insights discussing how as a result of our biases; our stories often become myth or fable.


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Michael Hynes

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Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound

Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio

Production Manager: Anna Getz

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38 MIN