Chasing rainbows

A nice image from my Headspace meditation this morning:

Imagine your thoughts as rainbows. They can be inspiring and impressive, but ultimately they’re just an illusion. Look at them from another direction and they disappear; chase after them and you’ll never get any closer. But let go of them and they’ll surprise you with unexpected beauty.

This perspective gives lightness and transience to my undesirable thoughts, while letting me appreciate the nice ones that come naturally.