As you breathe, thoughts may come into your head.
Observe these thoughts with compassion and let them go.
If it helps, imagine these thoughts are clouds.
They are present, but you can let them go.

Picture them floating away.
If a thought comes into your head, extend it compassion as you see it floating away.
Again return to your breath,
And if thoughts arise, the invitation is to notice them, and let them float away.

It’s natural that thoughts should arise, notice without judging, and let them go
Another strategy is to imagine your consciousness/ breath as a river.
If thoughts appear, send them lovingly on a boat down the river
The invitation is with compassion, without judgment, notice the thoughts, let them go.