Objectively Gandhi was a miracle worker. It was not possible that India was going to come out from underneath British rule that was massively superior militarily Wael Ghonim, and the other souls behind the Egyptian revolutionaries, were miracle workers. So was Steven Jobs; and so was Louis Pasteur. I don't mean to suggest Jobs was a miracle worker in a moral sense. In fact, we might not survive the distractive, addictive bleed by Job’s creations away from our final moments to take on the important issues of humanity.
A miracle is the impossible happening, and it was impossible that a guy starting in his garage, would create the most valuable Corporation by financial wealth in the country, if not the world. It was impossible that Gandhi and then those working with him were going to throw off the British. The Egyptians throw off the brutal Mubarak regime. But that all happened.
Those who did so never knew how to make it a certainty, but they were devoted to making it a certainty, and we human beings are miraculous creatures that when we set ourselves to achieve the impossible using all of our faculties, led by the heart, heart in charge, the 80% of the brain that Einstein said we didn't use, the few that step up to working miracles, have more than their share of success. The potent warriors of Unviolence are devoted to making the impossible manifest, and they develop within themselves, the capacity for vision; the courage to be willing to fail but unwilling to not try with every neuron, with every fiber of their being. There is no problem today that can't be solved, that anyone with even a small bit of heart is concerned with, that can’t be solved in a relative walk, at levels of personal safety that the Egyptian revolutionaries couldn't have conceived of; with a level of technical certainty that those embarking on the moonshot moment back in '61 could've imagined; with a level of effort that is dwarfed by my father’s generation in World War II.
If some step up and devote their lives to making the unlikely likely, the impossible, reality, it will happen. But mother Earth, on the most important issue, basic life support for the next 2000 generations, is keeping time; and there no more timeouts, we’ve use them all, and more, and there's about one second left on the clock.