Joseph Goldstein talks about The Art of Renunciation, goodwill, and compassion; these liberate you from afflictions of sense desires.
Please note that the act of renunciation is not self-punishment. It's freeing yourself from the things that bind you to so much suffering and attachment.
Further Reading: 8 Mindfulness Exercises for Love and Compassion. Begin to explore the unconditional energy of love and compassion through a variety of mindfulness exercises. As we open our hearts to this broader way of viewing ourselves, our pasts, and those around us, our experience of compassion grows and our life transforms in infinite ways.
Joseph Goldstein is one of the first American vipassana teachers, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, contemporary author of numerous popular books on Buddhism, resident guiding teacher at IMS, and leader of retreats worldwide on insight and lovingkindness meditation. (Wikipedia)