It has to come from deep inside you, says OSHO
The essential surrender happens within you; it has nothing to do with anybody outside you. The basic surrender is a relaxation, a trust so dont be misguided by the word. Linguistically, surrender means to surrender to somebody, but religiously, surrender simply means trust, relaxing. It is an attitude rather than an act: you live through trust.
Let me explain. You swim in water you go to the river and swim. What do you do? You trust water. A good swimmer trusts so much that he almost becomes one with the river. He is not fighting, he does not grab the water, he is not stiff and tense. If you are stiff and tense, you will drown; if you relax, the river takes care of you. Thats why whenever somebody dies, the dead body floats on the water.
This is a miracle.
The live person died and was drowned by the river, and the dead person simply floats on the surface. What has happened? The dead person knows some secret about the river which the live person did not know. The live person was fighting. The river was the enemy. He was afraid, he could not trust. But the dead person, not being there, how could he fight? The dead person is totally relaxed with no tension suddenly the body surfaces. The river takes care. No river can drown a dead person.
Trust means you are not fighting; surrender means you dont think of life as the enemy but as your friend.
Once you trust the river, suddenly you start enjoying. Tremendous delight arises: splashing, swimming, or just floating, or diving deep. But you are not separate from the river, you merge, you become one.
Surrendering means surrendering to life; surrendering to the source from where you come and to where one day you will go back again. You are just like a wave in the ocean: You come out of the ocean, you go back to the ocean.