Depression is a common human ailment. Three hundred million people suffer enough to seek outward help. The help found is offered in areas out with of any actual investigation of depression itself. Pills, antidepressants, countless therapies and techniques. Philosophies and theories exist by the score of causes. And yet despite all these, and perhaps in part because of all these, depression continues. As anyone who suffers or who has suffered from this debilitating psychological ailment will surely testify, depression is a regular periodic visitor to life, if not a daily companion to life for a great many people. Likely, the quoted number of three hundred million is a drop in the ocean, depression carries a certain social stigma and many people must regularly combat unwanted inner thoughts and feelings without bringing their awareness of this issue to the outside attention of any authority. Despite the many treatments, no cure has been found for negative and unwanted states of human consciousness. It never seems to have occurred to us as a race that the answer to the human problem of depression and other so named negative unwanted states of consciousness may lie in an investigation into depression itself. A first hand observation of the phenomenon as it arises. Without trying to change, alter or go beyond depression, and so allowing for a crystal clear view of its inner movements, that awareness of the psychological activities which give birth to such life debilitating conditions may come to be understood. It may be that the manner we have been educated to approach life inherently carries within its nature the intrinsic possibility of meeting depression. Humanity lives dividedly, lives in the past (thought is movement of memory), and lives generally approaching life from an inner nature of conceptual isolation. This unfortunate psychological condition is part traditional and greatly educated in nature. Our minds are conditioned, imprinted by the structuring and divisive nature of the society we are born into. Does this fact prepare the human life for the meeting of negative states of mind such as depression? The answer to this problem is in the problem itself. When we come to understand the inner and outer psychological mechanisms which allow for depression to arise in our lives, depression may be understood. And the understanding may bring an end to depression, which is something no process of 'treatment' has ever achieved or will be in any position to. Depression is not something to be treated. It is something to be understood, and in understanding, to bring to an end. Depression is something to awaken from.