Podcast: Empathy and compassion key for local musician

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Jarrah Ferris-Smith is a local musician who strives to share stories of empathy and compassion through powerful lyrics and intricate acoustic guitar playing.

A loving and alternative upbringing in Emu Plains stimulated a passion for creativity and music. Jarrah has a strong respect for music and its history, but it is not the bright lights and fame that he longs for. It is the ability to inspire through meaningful music that motivates Jarrah.

“My overall goal is to play music to as many people as I can,” Jarrah said.

“(And to) write songs that have meaning for all the different situations people face in life.”

As his musical journey continues to prosper, Jarrah has maintained a strong and centred perspective, creating energy from a fulfilling life and maintaining a sense of self awareness.

“We get very caught up on what others think is good for us”, Jarrah said.

“It’s all about following that bliss and bringing things into your life that you want there.”

If you, or someone you know, is struggling to cope, there are people who care and are ready to listen. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au.

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