There are five basic needs that have to be taken care of in life. These basic needs have to be
taken care of in order for anyone to get to a point where they are able to truly express themselves
in life and feel a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. The four lower level needs are basic daily
survival. Not taking care of these needs will force us to put more energy and time into them than is
necessary. Though the needs are broken down as seperate entities, they are interconnected. Each
higher need is connected to the needs below it, and not properly taking care of a lower need will
cause a need to back track. The five needs are physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem, and

The second need on the list is security. After we have taken care of a proper diet,
proper sleep, and making sure we maintain a good energy level within our body,
we can move onto the next need of security. Again, if you haven't taken care of your
body from the inside, learning to take care of it and maintain security is pointless.
Be sure to start with a good diet and exercise program.

Security is the second on the list of needs. This includes things such as security of
body, of employment, of resources, of property, and of family. This need is about not
only acquiring these things, but keeping them from harm and in our own possession.
Of course we already possess our body, but we also need to make sure we are
securing a lucrative occupation, the safety of our family and loved ones, material
possessions that allows us to feel a sense of accomplishment, and other resources.

The first of these is security of body. Depending on where one lives, this is much
more pressing than in other areas of the world. Even if you live in a location that has
a low crime rate and is fairly safe, you cannot totally ignore your own safety. Many people
have the illusion that police keep us safe, and this is not the case. This is not to say that
they are useless, however, 99% of the time the police chase criminals after a crime has
taken place. Much more often than not, a crime happens without a police officer even knowing
about it happening, let alone being able to stop it or prevent it.

The best course of action that anyone can take is learning a martial art that is focused on
self defense and can teach you how to deal with dangerous people and situations. It is also
a good idea for the family to get involved also as you will not always be there to protect your
significant other or children. The worst time to wish you would have taken this advice is
when someone has a gun in your face. Especially if you live in an area that has a low crime
rate, there is no guaruntee that you will not be the one attacked when something does happen.
There is also no guarantee that your family members will not be the ones attacked.

We also need to be sure that we have an occupation that allows us to grow financially. Sadly,
money is the currency of the world and nothing gets done without it. Since this is the case,
and these are the rules, we must understand the rules well enough to be able to grow and
advance. This is not to say that you need to be filthy stinking rich, though that would certainly
open up many more doors and opportunites for you. One simply needs to be sure they have
chosen an occupation that allows them to maintain shelter and other necessary resources for
daily survival. One also needs to make sure that they have enough finances coming in that
they are able to take care of themselves or family in case of an emergency. Far to many
people live paycheck to paycheck because of poor money management or not having
learned enough about money to be able to earn more.

Other resources that are important for one to be able to maintain basic security are transportation,
recreation, and knowledge. Without the ability to get around, maintaining a job is all but impossible.
Obviously, if you can't show up for work, your employer won't keep you for very long. It is also
important to be able to afford some form of recreation. As they say, all work and no play just makes
for a dull day. It is also important to continue ones education. Often times, this too costs money, even
if it is as simple as new books to read and study.

In the next part of this series we will be discussing love and belonging. Though it is possible to find
someone to love without taking care of security, it can be very challenging and difficult. Money is
one of the biggest reasons for divorce and arguments in many relationships. It's also difficult to get
out and meet new people if your bed ridden because of an attack on your person. Not to mention the
fact that there is little energy left to chase after someone you like if you have all your attention on
where your next meal is coming from or where you plan on sleeping that night.

Author's Bio: 

Dwayne Gilbert is the founder of and has been helping people in the area of self-protection
and personal development for 10 years. He has authored some of his own books and currently teaches people self-defense and
personal development strategies and tactics. To get more information on the law of attraction and how to apply it, visit