Their principle relation is they are merely words and concepts with obvious and less obvious "mental molding". Mindful of the process or not, setting aside or not, we can not fully explain in words even the simplest of sensations, like lifting your arm, or the taste of fruit. Words are extremely limiting if you truly want to describe your complete experience of reality. For example, if you see a "table", you will limit your perception and mentally push aside the potential of this object being a drum, a raft, or firewood.
As long as one thinks of enlightenment as the "solution", they will "push aside" the reality right in front of them. Attainment does not "promote" one vision of reality over all other ones. It is the concepts limiting our vision of reality that are shown to be void of distinction.
The same goes for "incubation". Most "problems" are mental constructs based on language and grammar. For example, in Indo-Germanic languages such as English, a verb must have an object. So we get strange constructions like "it's raining", or "problems have dimensions" and think of these constructs as real. What you describe as incubation is used in some Buddhist schools in some form or another, for example with Zen Koans. It is however not the same the experience as attainment. It's more like a "mental tripwire" that a teacher will set up, that lets your mind stumble out of its preconceptions, for just a moment. The "lightning that strikes" at this moment is a glimpse of reality before it is conceptualized.
On a cold winter night, a big snow storm hit the city and the temple
where Dan Xia served as a Monk got snowed in. Soon it ran out of heating
fuel and everybody was shivering in the cold.
Dan Xia began to remove the wooden Buddha Statues from the display and put
them into the fireplace.
"What are you doing?" the monks asked. "You are burning our holy religious
artifacts! You are insulting the Buddha!"
"Are these statues alive and do they have Buddha nature?" asked Master Dan Xia.
"Of course not," replied the monks. "They are made of wood. They cannot have Buddha Nature."
"Then they are just pieces of firewood and therefore can be used as heating
fuel," said Master Dan Xia. "Can you pass me another piece of firewood
please? I need some warmth."
The next day, the snow storm had gone and Dan Xia went into town and brought back some replacement Buddha Statues. After putting them on the displays, he began to kneel down
and burn incense sticks to them.
"Are you worshiping firewood?" asked the monks.
"No. I am treating these statues as holy artifacts and am honoring the Buddha." replied