Here’s a fascinating astronomical analogy to the spiritual life.
Try to imagine the best distance to remain between the worldly life and the Divine life. Too close to either will defile you or incinerate you, respectively, while you remain mortal.
Fortunately, the astronomers have answered this question already. At the Lagrangian point #1, the pull of the sun is exactly balanced by the pull of the Earth (and Moon), and the centrifugal force of the spacecraft.
Once there, one will float safely in the Sun’s cleansing radiance, yet remain close enough to Earth to make a difference there.