In answer to the observation that some people say they do not meditate because they are too busy, the Dalai Lama told the following story:
A monk keeps promising his student that he will take him on a picnic but is always too busy to do so. One day they see a procession carrying a corpse.
“Where is he going?” the monk asks his student.
“On a picnic.”
[This image of a Dalai Lama was drawn by the 17th century scholar, Athanasius Kircher, S.J.]