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Imagine living in a world of darkness, shrouded in mystery and confusion—a reality shaped by hidden factors that influence our beliefs, choices, and habits. For many, this is a daily experience.

We’re all on a journey to discover the light inside. For better or worse, every aspect of our lives is shaped by the patterns we keep.

Join us in the land beyond belief, as we explore the hidden pathways of our subconscious and unconscious currents. We dive into the deep mind dynamics that surface in our everyday behaviors, highlighting the complexity and movement within our inner domains.

The Light Inside Jeffrey Besecker

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 51 Ratings

Imagine living in a world of darkness, shrouded in mystery and confusion—a reality shaped by hidden factors that influence our beliefs, choices, and habits. For many, this is a daily experience.

We’re all on a journey to discover the light inside. For better or worse, every aspect of our lives is shaped by the patterns we keep.

Join us in the land beyond belief, as we explore the hidden pathways of our subconscious and unconscious currents. We dive into the deep mind dynamics that surface in our everyday behaviors, highlighting the complexity and movement within our inner domains.

    Embracing Our Ego Processes and Development with a Wink and a Smile

    Embracing Our Ego Processes and Development with a Wink and a Smile

    Today's episode explores the intricate world of our psyche and ego processes, shedding light on how they can sometimes lead to confusion.

    Drawing parallels to a bustling city, the psyche is likened to the city's infrastructure, with the ego as the mayor trying to maintain order.

    However, when the ego becomes overly ambitious, chaos ensues. The episode delves into how social and cultural conditioning further complicates our understanding of these aspects, creating inner conflicts akin to city planners with different backgrounds.

    Tune in to unravel the mysteries of the human psyche and ego with a wink and a smile.



    00:00:00 - Introduction by Anna00:00:10 - Exploring Psyche and Ego00:00:31 - Social and Cultural Conditioning00:00:42 - Psyche as a City, Ego as the Mayor00:01:04 - Ambitious Ego and Resulting Confusion00:01:16 - Cultural Influences on Inner World00:01:37 - Conflict Between Psyche and Ego00:01:48 - Societal Expectations vs. Core Values00:02:08 - Achieving Balance Between Psyche and Ego00:02:29 - Questioning Motivations00:02:50 - Journaling and Mindfulness Practices00:03:11 - Embracing the Journey00:03:22 - Conclusion and Farewell



    Credits:



    Featured Guest: 

    Anna Getz

     

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    Music Score: Epidemic Sound



    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media

    Executive Program Director: Anna Getz

    • 4 min
    Mindful Tech: Reframing Our Digital Lives and Creating Healthier Digital Habits

    Mindful Tech: Reframing Our Digital Lives and Creating Healthier Digital Habits

    In this episode of The Light Inside, we delve into the pervasive issue of distractions in our modern world, particularly focusing on how our tech habits can dominate our lives. I, Jeffrey Besecker, explore the concept of mindfulness as a powerful tool to disrupt impulsive tech use and foster intentional awareness and emotional regulation.



    We are joined by Emmanuel Rose, an author, outdoorsman, and marketing expert, who shares insights from his book, The Seven Principles of the Magic Rock. Emmanuel discusses how practices like clarification, solitude, meditation, and spending time in nature can help us mindfully disconnect from our devices and re-engage with life more thoughtfully.



    Discover how mindfulness can help you develop healthier tech habits and disconnect from digital overload in today's world. Join author Emmanuel Rose as he shares insights from his book, "The Seven Principles of the Magic Rock," guiding us on how to anchor mental health, improve leadership skills, and unleash creativity through solitude and time in nature. 



    Learn how to mindfully reconnect with life and those around you in the era of constant distractions. Tune in to The Light Inside for more on fostering intentional awareness and conscious tech use.



    Timestamps:



    [00:00:31] Mindfulness and tech usage.

    [00:05:27] Compulsive tech use and mindfulness.

    [00:10:29] Impact of tech on generation.

    [00:14:31] Technology integrated into daily life.

    [00:15:47] Impulse control and habit formation.

    [00:20:18] Accepting the unknown.

    [00:25:02] Feedback and emotional intelligence.

    [00:29:40] Ego Development.

    [00:32:27] Impact of tech on loneliness.

    [00:37:57] Creating stress responses.

    [00:39:48] Healthy procrastination and productivity.

    [00:44:38] Healthy habit of reconnecting.

    [00:47:28] Living a purposeful life.



    Credits:



    Featured Guest: 

    Emanuel Rose

     

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    Credits:

    Music Score: Epidemic Sound

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media

    Executive Program Director: Anna Getz

    • 49 min
    Brianstorming a Better Way : Cognitive Reframing and Adaptive Modes of Cognitive Reappraisal

    Brianstorming a Better Way : Cognitive Reframing and Adaptive Modes of Cognitive Reappraisal

    In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explores how our mental constructs shape our perception of life, delving into the benefits and adverse effects they bring. 



    He discusses the importance of reframing beliefs and perspectives to foster growth, drawing insights from guest Khalid Weidauer’s story of overcoming family abandonment and abuse. Khalid illustrates how he transformed these adversities into empowering life lessons, developing resilience and adaptability.



    We explore the concept of cognitive appraisal, which allows us to reassess past experiences and turn them into fuel for exponential growth. Khalid's story is a testament to the power of reframing challenging experiences and using them as a catalyst for personal development.



    Join them as they uncover how to turn challenging experiences into valuable life lessons on The Light Inside.



    Timestamps:



    [00:00:32] Reframing beliefs and perspectives.

    [00:05:32] Life in North Africa.

    [00:09:50] Control and influence in life.

    [00:13:55] Implicit Memory and Conscious Access.

    [00:18:22] Family dynamics and alcoholism.

    [00:21:41] Coping mechanisms and defense mechanisms.

    [00:26:22] Science and adaptability.

    [00:29:29] Neural responses and reasoning.

    [00:31:33] Doing what you hate to do.

    [00:37:31] Hedonistic path and dopamine receptors.

    [00:40:17] Belief and self-perception.

    [00:45:27] Pretending to pretend.

    [00:49:32] Defense and survival instincts.

    [00:52:32] Who cares more?

    [00:57:36] Understanding emotions and perspectives.

    [00:58:14] Insecurities in the body

    [01:03:46] Exchanging ideas as a superpower.

    [01:07:40] Changing perspectives and beliefs.

    [01:09:30] Cognitive appraisal for resilience.



    Featured Guest: 

    Khaled Weidauer

     

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    Credits:

    Music Score: Epidemic Sound

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media

    Executive Program Director: Anna Getz

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Breaking the Glass Ceiling on Belief Perseverance Pt. 2 with Mark Fournier

    Breaking the Glass Ceiling on Belief Perseverance Pt. 2 with Mark Fournier

    In this episode of The Light Inside, we delve into the intricate world of belief perseverance and its impact on our adaptability, emotional regulation, and overall well-being. Belief perseverance can be likened to painting ourselves into a box, creating a glass barrier that confines our potential and stifles our growth.



    We revisit our ongoing series with Limitless Coach Mark Fournier, exploring how deeply ingrained beliefs shape our perception of reality. Mark shares insights on how to break free from these self-imposed confines and step into a world of endless possibilities.



    Key topics discussed include:




    The concept of belief perseverance and its effects on our lives.
    The metaphor of living inside a glass box filled with sticky notes representing our beliefs and perceptions.
    The importance of questioning our beliefs to gain a more profound understanding of our personal perceptions and the world around us.
    The four pillars of self-awareness: know thyself, accept thyself, be true to thyself, and speak thy truth.
    The practice of metacognition, or reflecting on our own thought processes, to choose beliefs that best serve us.
    The seven Ds of willful blindness: denial, distortion, dissociation, dissonance, dilution, delusion, and disillusion.

    Mark emphasizes the importance of questioning everything, including our own opinions, to dismantle limiting beliefs and foster a growth mindset. He shares personal anecdotes and practical advice on how to repurpose beliefs and experiences that no longer serve us.



    This episode encourages listeners to step out of their glass boxes, embrace new perspectives, and continuously question their beliefs to lead a more fulfilling and enlightened life.



    Timestamps:



    [00:01:11] Belief perseverance limits adaptability.

    [00:06:18] The power of self-discovery.

    [00:08:12] Authenticity and self-expression.

    [00:13:01] Dissolving limiting beliefs.

    [00:15:28] Repurposing beliefs and emotions.

    [00:19:02] Embracing change and opportunity.

    [00:23:45] Stepping out of the box.

    [00:27:02] Questioning beliefs for self-growth.

    [00:30:37] Questioning beliefs and empowerment.

    [00:36:53] Questioning beliefs and opinions.

    [00:39:35] The Socratic method and metacognition.

    [00:42:26] Emotional rumination and questioning.

    [00:45:14] Optimists and chronic lateness.

    [00:49:51] Soliciting feedback through questions.

    [00:52:49] Growth through vulnerability and feedback.

    [00:55:59] Accepting limitless life possibilities.

    [01:00:22] Embracing the road less traveled.

    [01:04:10] Questioning everything for growth.



    Featured Guest: 

    Mark Fournier

     

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    Credits:

    Music Score: Epidemic Sound

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media

    Executive Program Director: Anna Getz

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Overcoming Limiting Beliefs: Adaptive Thinking for Personal Growth

    Overcoming Limiting Beliefs: Adaptive Thinking for Personal Growth

    In this episode of The Light Inside, we dive into the profound influence of belief systems on our self-concept, relationships, and perception of the world. Our beliefs shape our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, creating a framework through which we interpret our experiences and interactions. We explore how subconscious and unconscious patterns impact our belief systems and logical reasoning, introducing the concept of semantic analysis as a dialectic thinking model. This model encourages critical thinking and the integration of diverse viewpoints, fostering a dynamic and evolving understanding of the subject matter.



    Beliefs are fundamental in shaping our self-concept, influencing our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. In a podcast episode, Mark Fornier explores how our belief systems act as filters, shaping our perceptions and experiences in various ways. He shares a personal story about his upbringing and how his mother, despite facing challenges, instilled in him the power of the mind through books like Psycho-Cybernetics and Think and Grow Rich. This early exposure to the idea of shaping one's reality from within had a profound impact on Mark's perspective.



    By challenging our shared perspectives, Mark and I also parse out the concept of semantic analysis, which involves examining and interpreting the meaning of thoughts, associations, words, and phrases within their context. By considering multiple perspectives and relationships between concepts, semantic analysis encourages critical thinking and the integration of diverse viewpoints. This process enables us to challenge and reshape our adaptive belief systems, leading to a more dynamic and evolving understanding of consciousness and the world around us.





    Timestamps:



    [00:01:45] Semantic analysis as a therapeutic tool.

    [00:07:09] Polymath lifestyle.

    [00:08:31] The systemic approach to life.

    [00:13:18] Embracing neurotic psychological entropy.

    [00:16:21] Cognitive Dissonance and trauma-based influences after a tornado.

    [00:19:20] Transforming consciousness through personal experiences.

    [00:25:03] Silver Spoon and Perception.

    [00:27:13] Distorted sense of self.

    [00:32:55] Adaptability and growth in habits.

    [00:36:48] Limitless potential and adaptation.

    [00:39:33] Toxicity and adaptability.

    [00:43:35] Willful blindness and conflict-driven arguments.

    [00:45:22] Consciousness before birth.

    [00:51:33] Cognitive bias and belief perseverance.

    [00:52:49] Overcoming limiting beliefs.



    Featured Guest: 

    Mark Fournier

     

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    Credits:



    Music Score: Epidemic Sound



    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media

    Executive Program Director: Anna Getz

    • 54 min
    Active Listening and Emotional Intelligence: Keys to Deeper Relationships

    Active Listening and Emotional Intelligence: Keys to Deeper Relationships

    In this illuminating episode of The Light Inside, we delve into the intricacies of effective communication and the unseen barriers that often hinder our ability to connect meaningfully with others. Our focus is on understanding and overcoming parataxic distortion—a cognitive bias where we replace the intended meaning of someone's words with our own preconceived notions.

    We are joined by psychologist and relationship specialist Fred Talisman, who shares his expertise on the subconscious patterns and cognitive biases that can alienate our conscious connections. Fred provides practical strategies to become more aware of our filtering distortions and emphasizes the importance of active listening, empathy, and emotional intelligence in fostering deeper connections.

    Key takeaways from this episode include:


    Active Listening and Responsive Communication: These are essential for fostering mutual understanding and empathy in relationships. Being truly heard and understood helps us feel emotionally, physiologically, and psychologically safe, allowing us to open up in meaningful ways.
    Emotional Regulation: Addressing each other from an emotionally regulated state, rather than reacting from past wounds or traumas, allows for healthier interactions. Developing conscious awareness around emotional triggers and practicing gratitude can help create a regulated space for discussions.
    Establishing Core Values and Vision: Having open discussions about non-negotiable needs and the qualities we wish to embody in our relationships is crucial, especially early on. This alignment helps in co-creating a shared vision for the future.

    Fred also shares practical tips such as the power of respectful appreciation and gratitude, inner child healing practices like journaling and visualizations, and the importance of creating mutually satisfying agreements in relationships.

    Timestamps:

    [00:00:41] Effective communication in relationships.
    [00:05:41] Emotional dysregulation in relationships.
    [00:10:22] Emotionally reconnecting communication.
    [00:13:29] Safety in telling the truth.
    [00:15:25] Integrity within relationships.
    [00:20:22] Relationship dynamics and trauma responses.
    [00:24:50] Practicing kindness in relationships.
    [00:26:41] Reparenting your inner child.
    [00:31:46] Empowering children with flashlights.
    [00:35:08] Embracing emotional triggers.
    [00:38:07] Reframing trauma for empowerment.
    [00:43:00] Keys to creating connected relationships.
    [00:43:34] Cultivating secure functioning relationships.

    Featured Guest: 
    Fred Talisman
     
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    Credits:
    Music Score: Epidemic Sound
    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker
    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media
    Executive Program Director: Anna Getz

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

hneck ,

So much more than surface level

Jeffrey is an excellent host who thoughtfully curates conversations with his guests to fully understand the nature of our enigmatic lives! He’s easy to talk to and creates a positive and engaging conversation that causes one to pause and consider the many different ways that we can create a more fulfilling life. I appreciate the depth at which he considers the varying layers to our thoughts and feelings pulling out so much more than just what’s seen.

Anastasia Violet Lipske ,

Excellent Show to Help us Navigate Life in a More Meaningful Way

Jeffrey is an exceptional podcast host who invites a diverse range of guests to share their personal journeys towards positive changes in their unconscious behavioral patterns. This helps us to empower ourselves to live richer, happier, and more fulfilling lives.

What sets his podcast apart is the depth of his conversations with his guests. They go beyond the surface level, leaving the listeners feeling intrigued and inspired. As someone who is always eager to learn and grow on my journey of self-discovery, I find his podcast to be a valuable resource.

I highly recommend Jeffrey's "Light Inside Podcast" to anyone who is interested in exploring the deep mysteries of our existence on this earth and learning how to navigate life in a more meaningful way.

Great products and service! ,

Shining the Light Inside for all to grow!

The Light Inside Podcast, hosted by Jeffrey Besecker, is a platform with a thoughtful educational approach to co-creating positive ways to inspire and motivate people toward personal growth.

Thoughtfully curated themes and topics allow the guest and host to delve deeply into the subconscious mind. This creates scaffolding for people at any stage of their inner journey, to find their entry point, no matter where they are in their journey of self-awareness.

If you are interested in learning more about the power of your subconscious mind, I highly recommend this podcast.

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