Creativity isn’t about just accepting paradoxes. It’s about feeling the tension that comes with ideas being somehow true and contradictory at the same time.
Work is any push or pull. Evolution is adaptation to changing circumstances.
Why should we think creativity works any differently? If you want to be creative, strain your brain a bit. It might hurt at first, but the more you do it, the more you'll enjoy it - and the better you'll feel.
I'll even get you started with a riddle: