The following excerpts are taken from the book Living By Grace: The Path to Inner Discovery by Joel S. Goldsmith. This title is published by HarperCollins Publishers.
If the world can point to you and say how generous you are or how holy you are because you carry around a Bible or have not missed church in twenty years, that inflates the self. That gives glory to you and in that degree cheats you of a God-experience. When you can deflate your human selfhood by not putting it on parade or setting it up in public or getting a reputation for this or that, when you are not seeking praise for your charitableness or your mercifulness or benevolence, then you permit the I that I am to perform Its work, and the Presence and Power of God in the invisible appears visibly and tangibly in this world.
The same principle applies to a metaphysical or spiritual treatment or prayer. Any treatment or prayer that is a silent realization or recognition of God appears visibly as the health of somebody else.
If you can grasp that principle, you will understand why success can come only when there is no desire for success. When you have caught a glimpse of the Truth or, by the Grace of God, have been given a little healing or teaching gift and are willing to share it without any thought of saving anybody or saving yourself or supplying anybody or yourself, then out of that sharing comes such activity as you have seen in The Infinite Way. If you can grasp this principle of sharing, you will understand why success can come only when an individual has no desire for success, no desire to save the world or to heal the world or teach the world. That is the secret that will ensure success in any activity in which you may be engaged, and the success will come because of the activity of Truth in your consciousness. You will not have to advertise, and you will not have to tell anyone that you are following a spiritual path or that you believe in God. You will never have to open your lips of your own accord, because the principle absolutely sets aside any sense of self that might interfere with your demonstration of the activity of God in your consciousness. (Chapter: “The Secret of Success” 11-12)