Hi Alex and cool to see you around again.
I take your words here:
Here (on the web), you can just step back and leave the chat if things get a bit uncomfortable and you are faced with issues that you dont want to see about yourself. It is easy to disregard other peoples advice and what they reflect back to oneself if you are not in physical proixmity, facing each other directly.
So that's what you can start off here, it's always a matter of self honesty. Even if you were in 'physical close proximity,' I've seen myself how it doesn't change the fact that you can still decide to not see the point, dismiss it or hide away, I share this to consider that there's no idealization or projection of 'how things would be' if living among people walking this process. You can definitely already change this pattern you've identified- or perhaps experienced before first hand - and tackle it, take it on and break through that which you don't want to face or push through the discomfort and not leave the chat, but actually will yourself to participate as you see it then as part of breaking these current limitations in you - or that you've identified. This seems like something 'easy' to consider perhaps since you are still only 'online' there, but, I've seen for myself how these seemingly 'simple' decisions still reflect who I decide to be and what I decide to participate on, even at the 'confort' of my own chair and my keyboard, lol.
Remember that self-honesty is about who you are in what you do, this means, it's not about where you live or with whom that would make this process easier or more accesible, or a better place to change and face yourself. At the same time I can say, yes it sure is and can be that, but it all depends on how and who one decides to be in every moment. So, yes as Kristina explained, best to not wait for that or expect that as a possibility for now, and instead focus on perhaps participating more on the online platforms that are quite active online.
here you will find some intereresting activity and also, you can join in on the chats which take place at your 8 pm currently if you are living in Germany, and they take place on https://destonians.com/
you'll need to be logged in to participate.
And then there's the sharing of your blogs, the sharing and participating in discussions here on the forum. And from there, there's the actual coexistance with people around you, regardless of 'who they are' or 'where they're at' within themselves and their personal process... it's really all about ourselves. I know people in my country that really like the community living set up so, they go and seek to do that in their own ways, so that's something you can explore where you are living in and why not, sharing principles or aspects you like about the desteni principles with them and see how it goes when practically applying them.