I'll likely be adding to this as the day goes on. There's an excellent article by Joan Childs about how the age of technology is turning more of us into "human doings" rather than human beings. Her way of putting things is more along the lines of things we've been talking about on here - living life aware.
This blog post by Scott Eblin, author of Overworked and Overwhelmed, gives a suggestion of five things you can try in search of being a human being, rather than a human doing.
Probably one of the most popular songs is all about "being":