The Meaning of Selah

The word “Selah” is mysterious at best, found mainly in the Psalms of the Torah and a few other places in the Bible. Its use in the Psalms may indicate a musical interlude. It has been translated to mean “to pause” or “to stop and listen” or “to give attention to something heard.” For us “Selah” represents the space between words, the heart of silence, the space for contemplation.

It is a simple and sacred word that invites us to pause and ponder.


When we pause good things happen. When we pause divine things come to our attention. When we pause the Spirit of Life fills our awareness and being. Consider Selah events and resources to deepen your capacity to pause and ponder.