I have heard people talk about how after joining a BJJ academy they have become more spiritual, it is said that being put in a vulnerable state gets you closer to god, i see many gyms have spiritual themes ( Atos for example ) . Since joining a BJJ academy i have personally been more spiritual and more aware of things that are bigger than me, bigger than us. In the movie Choke, when Rickson is bathing in the river that he states is very cold , i remember he gets in the water and comes up and the first thing he says is " Thank you my lord! " Is BJJ the gateway to the afterlife? Does BJJ have a spiritual side to it that makes its practitioners become more aware of the " other side " ? Am i over thinking this whole grappling thing?