'It is my considered opinion that in the fullness of time history will record the greatness of Michael Collins and it will be recorded at my expense.' Comment in 1966 by Eamon DeValera, quoted in Michael Collins : A Biography (1990) by Tim Pat Coogan, p. 432. What is greatness? What is a hero? I'm not asking for the conventional answers to those questions however. Since the start of my spiritual journey I've learned that all people are created equal. In spiritual terms, on the other side of the veil, there is zero difference between John Glen, all American hero and the lowliest, scummiest thief. We all have our journeys and none are more important than others. On those terms what is a hero? What is greatness? I've found that we manifest exactly what we need to grow and maybe to help others grow in our lives. So just like I may ask what is the spiritual meaning of poverty I'm wondering what members think is the spiritual meaning of elevating a person to heroism or greatness? Why would a soul be given such a challenge? What's the meaning beyond the superficial? What must a soul learn from it? Thanks in advance.