Starting to explore the duality of life from the experience of everything is OK. This shifts the concept of perfectionism based self-punishment out of the equation for me. Perfectionism has its place, its uses. As I step into witness when the desire to self-correct with punishment comes up, I get to see the duality of it as well. Allow it as a thought that needs to take its course, like a traveler, and I needn’t supply room and board. In this way even the perfectionism based self-punishment desire is not wrong, there is no malice to it, it is simply a thought passing by as I smile.